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.
Below is one offering of PHYS 2148 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.
Mon Jul 17 - Tue Aug 01 (3 weeks)
- 3 weeks
- CRN 68125
Class meeting times
|Jul 17 - Jul 20||Mon, Wed, Thu||09:00 - 12:00||Burnaby SW03 Rm. 4725|
|Jul 18 - Jul 31||Mon, Tue, Fri||09:00 - 12:00||Online|
|Jul 26 - Aug 01||Tue, Wed, Thu||09:00 - 12:00||Burnaby SW03 Rm. 4725|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING ** This course will be delivered in a Hybrid format. In-person classes will be held on Mon July 17th, Wed July 19th, Thurs July 20th, Wed July 26th, Thurs July 27th, and Tues August 1st at the Burnaby Campus. Classes on other weekdays will be delivered online via the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca). The course fee is DUE UPON REGISTRATION and MUST BE PAID AT THAT TIME. Failure to pay upon registration will result in the student being dropped from the course without prior notice. A computer with internet access is required. A detailed term schedule will be discussed during the first class. It is important that students sign into their myBCIT account and the Learning Hub PRIOR to the course start date to review any messages the instructor may have posted. Any student who withdraws from the course AFTER it has begun will not be allowed to re-register and re-join the learning activities this term.
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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