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Course details

Topics covered include heat, wave phenomena, electrostatics, electric circuits, magnetism and electromagnetic induction. This course is equivalent to general level second term Physics courses at BCIT.






Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of PHYS 2301 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 68127


Mon Jul 17 - Thu Aug 24 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 68127
  • $884.30
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 17 Mon 13:00 - 16:00 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2745
Jul 18 - Aug 23 Mon, Tue, Fri 13:00 - 16:00 Online
Jul 19 - Aug 24 Wed, Thu 13:00 - 16:00 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2745

Hillgan Ma

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING ** This course will be delivered in a Hybrid format. In-person classes will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Burnaby Campus. Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays will be delivered online via the Learning Hub ( The first class (Mon July 17th) is an exception and will be held in-person at the Burnaby Campus. No class on Stat Holiday Monday August 7th. 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. 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 re-register and re-join the learning activities this term.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the concepts of calorimetry to compute temperature changes, heat loss/gain in conduction and radiation processes, thermal expansion and thermal stress in technological contexts.
  • Demonstrate how vibrations and wave concepts apply, predict modes of vibration in simple systems, and explain the use of sound waves in non-destructive testing.
  • Verify Ohm's Law for DC current and voltage and compute resistivity.
  • Analyze electric and magnetic forces and simple electric circuits.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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