Course details
Topics covered include translational and rotational kinematics and dynamics, Newton's laws, equilibrium, work, energy, power, properties of solids and fluids. This course is equivalent to general level first term Physics courses at BCIT.
Prerequisite(s)
 Physics 11 and Math 12 or Applied Math 12 or equivalent.
Credits
6.0
Cost
$884.30
Course offerings
Spring/Summer 2023
Below is one offering of PHYS 1301 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.
CRN 68124
Duration
Mon Jun 05  Thu Jul 13 (6 weeks)
 6 weeks
 CRN 68124
 $884.30
Class meeting times
Dates  Days  Times  Locations 

Jun 05  Mon  09:00  12:00  Burnaby SW03 Rm. 3615 
Jun 06  Jul 13  Mon, Tue, Fri  09:00  12:00  Online 
Jun 07  Jul 13  Wed, Thu  09:00  12:00  Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2005 
Instructor
Michael Harder
Course outline
Cost
$884.30
Important information

** IMPORTANT INFORMATION  READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING ** This course will be delivered in a Hybrid format. Inperson classes will be held on Wednesday and Thursday of each week at the Burnaby Campus. Classes on Monday, Tuesday and Friday will be delivered online via the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca). The first class, on Monday June 5th, is an exception, and will be held inperson at the Burnaby Campus. No class on Stat Holiday Monday July 3rd. 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 sent. A computer with internet access is required. A detailed term schedule will be discussed during the first class. 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. Any student who withdraws from the course AFTER it has begun will not be allowed to reregister and rejoin the learning activities this term.
Status
In Progress
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Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
 Work correctly with both Engineering and SI units.
 Analyze the motions of objects.
 Compute forces on objects in equilibrium.
 Use the concepts of work, energy and power to analyze simple systems.
 Demonstrate an understanding of properties of fluids at rest and in motion.
 Write laboratory reports, complete with the analysis of data and the prediction of mathematical relationships.
Specific Objectives
You will be able to:
Introduction and Review
 Use exponents and scientific notation.
 Describe a measurement process and sources of error.
 Manipulate equations to solve for specific terms.
 Describe a measurement process and systems of units.
 State the base SI and Engineering units.
 Describe derived units and supplementary units.
 State the values of the important prefixes.
 Use SI properly.
 Unit conversions.
 Use trigonometry to solve simple problems.
 Determine the probable uncertainties and discrepancies in measurement.
 Describe the states of matter and their energy properties.
 Use a rigorous problemsolving process.
 Calculate total uncertainties.
Vectors
 Solve problems involving collinear motion for distance and displacement.
 Define distance, displacement, speed and velocity.
 Use definitions to solve for average speeds and velocities and distinguish between them.
 Define acceleration.
 Add and subtract vectors using the parallelogram method and the polygon method.
 Resolve vectors into perpendicular components.
 Use the component method to add and subtract vectors, expressing answers in coordinate or standard position.
 Solve problems involving noncollinear vectors.
 Solve problems involving vector resolution.
 Use the polygon and component methods to add and subtract vector quantities.
 Use the component method to add and subtract vector quantities, leaving the answer in either component or polar form..
Kinematics
 Use the equations of uniformly accelerated motion to solve problems in kinematics.
 Apply the concepts of uniformly accelerated motion to freely falling bodies and solve problems involving acceleration under gravity.
 Draw graphs and analyze data from the graphs.
 Convert complex units.
Dynamics
 Describe the nature of a force and inertia.
 Use Newton's Second Law and the equations of uniformly accelerated motion to solve problems.
 Describe the difference between mass and weight.
 Discuss the meaning of Newton's Third Law.
 Analyze systems of forces and draw free body diagrams.
 Describe the nature of friction forces and solve problems involving static and kinetic friction.
 Solve problems involving Newton's Second Law.
 Solve problems involving Newton's Law and friction.
 Define impulse and linear momentum and use conservation of momentum to solve problems.
 Describe the effects of position on weight.
 Discuss the relative strengths of gravitational, electric and nuclear forces.
Equilibrium
 Define equilibrium, static and dynamic.
 Provide examples of dynamic and static equilibrium.
 State the first equilibrium condition for concurrent forces and use the definition to solve problems involving systems of concurrent forces in equilibrium.
 Define moment of force and torque and calculate resultants.
 State the second equilibrium condition and use it to solve problems using a sign convention.
 Define resultant and equilibrant of nonconcurrent systems.
 Describe applications of moments of force and torque including centroids, moments of area.
 Define density and weight density.
 Solve problems involving density.
 Define stress and strain.
 Describe tensile, compressive and shearing stresses and strains.
 Solve problems involving stress and strain.
 Draw a typical diagram (of stress and strain).
 Use Young's modulus, bulk modulus and shear modulus to solve problems.
 Understand and use the concepts of factor of safety, ultimate strength and stressstrain relationships to solve problems and analyze materials.
Work, Energy and Power
 Define work done by an applied force and solve related problems.
 Define power and solve related problems.
 Define energy and describe the types of energy.
 Define kinetic energy and solve problems using kinetic energy.
 Define change in gravitational energy near the earth's surface.
 Solve problems using gravitational energy.
 Solve problems using elastic potential energy.
 Use the conservation of energy to solve problems.
Circular and Rotary Motion
 Describe uniform circular motion and periodic motions.
 Solve problems involving uniform circular motion and centripetal forces.
 Describe Newton's universal law of gravitation.
 Define angular displacement, velocity and acceleration.
 Use the equations of uniform rotary motion to solve problems.
 Calculate torques and moments of inertia.
 Determine rotational work, energy, and power.
 Solve problems involving the conservation of mechanical energy.
 Define and compute angular momentum.
Simple Machines
 Define mechanical advantage and efficiency.
 Describe the functions and importance of machines.
 Describe qualitatively and quantitatively, the effects of friction on machines and mechanical advantage.
 Solve problems involving levers, pulleys, and inclined planes.
 State the types of simple machines.
 Describe power transmission in machines.
Fluids
 Use the definition of hydrostatic pressure to solve problems.
 Describe devices used to measure pressures in fluids.
 State Pascal's principle and use it to solve problems.
 Describe the operation of a hydraulic press and use the pressure relationships to solve problems.
 State Archimedes' principle and use it to solve problems of buoyancy.
 Use the Equation of Continuity to solve problems.
 State Bernoulli's theorem and use it to solve problems.
 Describe applications of Bernoulli's theorem.
 Use the coefficient of viscosity to solve problems involving laminar flow.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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