This course is designed to meet the specific needs of Architectural and Building Engineering Technology. Major topic areas include thermal physics (temperature, thermal expansion, specific heat, latent heat, heat transfer methods), electricity (electrostatics, DC circuits, introduction to AC), and illumination (nature of light, human eye sensitivity, luminous flux and intensity, illuminance and luminance). Emphasis is placed on good problem-solving techniques and practical applications. There is also a lab component that emphasizes proper measurement and data analysis techniques, technical report writing, and use of computer data analysis software.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Solve single and multiple concept quantitative problems using a logical and systematic approach.
- Answer qualitative, written and multiple choice questions that test the conceptual understanding of the physical principles that apply to a situation.
- Use scientific instruments to obtain accurate measurements when operating technical equipment.
- Interpret and analyze data using computer software.
- Obtain an estimate of the uncertainty in a calculated quantity.
- Write a clear, concise, and properly formatted technical report explaining the significance of the results.
Effective as of Winter 2018
Applied Physics for Building 2 (PHYS 2148) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Architectural and Building Technology
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