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PHYS 0309 Pre-Entry Physics 1

School School of Computing and Academic Studies
Program PTS
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date January 05, 2021
End Date April 27, 2021
Total Weeks 16
Delivery Type Lecture/Lab
CRN 79144

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Hillgan Ma
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location SW3-4079
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

This course meets the Physics 11 entrance requirement for BCIT programs. It is the student's responsibility to determine the grade they need to meet the requirement for their desired technology. This course offers an introduction to Physics and its basic principles. Emphasis is placed on good problem solving techniques and practical applications relevant to BCIT. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, equilibrium, energy, fluids, heat, electrostatics and direct current circuits. IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTERING: This course serves as an upgrade course specifically for entry into BCIT programs and is not necessarily recognized as a Grade 11 or 12 equivalent by other institutions.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the metric and imperial system along with scientific notation in basic physics measurements and calculations.
  • Describe the causes and effects of motion in one and two dimensions.
  • Describe the causes and effects of systems in translational and rotational equilibrium.
  • Describe the causes and effects of fluid pressures on objects.
  • Explain the concepts of work, energy and power as they pertain to mechanics, heat and electricity.
  • Describe the causes and effects of objects in uniform circular motion.
  • Explain heat transfer and calorimetry.
  • Explain the causes and effects of direct current in purely resistive circuits.
  • Solve single and multiple problems related to objects in linear motion, circular motion and equilibrium.
  • Solve problems related to fluid pressure, work energy and power.
  • Solve problems related to heat gain and loss.
  • Calculate current, resistance, voltage and power in simple purely resistive electrical circuits.
  • Read and interpret technical information at a difficulty level equivalent to the prescribed textbook.
  • Demonstrate correct measurement and data acquisition skills in the laboratory using typical laboratory equipment.
  • Use a computer to enter and analyze data using prepared software.
  • Write a laboratory report in accordance with a prescribed format similar to that required in the Engineering Technology programs.

Learning Resources

  • Printed resources:
    • Textbook: (Optional) “Pre-Entry and Technology Entry Physics Modules: Phys 0309/0311”;
    • Scientific calculator (Sharp advanced (D.A.L) scientific calculator models EL520X and EL546X are acceptable for TE courses).
  • The textbook, lab manual, and required templates are available in PDF format on the D2L (https://learn.bcit.ca/).
  • Online:

Course Goals

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the metric and imperial system along with scientific notation in basic physics measurements and calculations.
  • Describe the causes and effects of motion in one and two dimensions.
  • Describe the causes and effects of systems in translational and rotational equilibrium.
  • Describe the causes and effects of fluid pressures on objects.
  • Explain the concepts of work, energy and power as they pertain to mechanics, heat and electricity.
  • Describe the causes and effects of objects in uniform circular motion.
  • Explain heat transfer and calorimetry.
  • Explain the causes and effects of direct current in purely resistive circuits.
  • Solve single and multiple problems related to objects in linear motion, circular motion and equilibrium.
  • Solve problems related to fluid pressure, work energy and power.
  • Solve problems related to heat gain and loss.
  • Calculate current, resistance, voltage and power in simple purely resistive electrical circuits.
  • Read and interpret technical information at a difficulty level equivalent to the prescribed textbook.
  • Demonstrate correct measurement and data acquisition skills in the laboratory using typical laboratory equipment.
  • Use a computer to enter and analyze data using prepared software.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Term Tests (3)60
Lab Assignments10Must pass lab to pass the course
Quizzes and Assignments 10
Final Exam20

Other information

Please note, the course and the delivery methods within this program may be temporarily modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coursework may include a blend of online virtual classroom instruction and the use of laboratory spaces on-campus aligned with BCIT Occupational Health and Safety requirements. Students will be provided with as much notice as possible should there be changes to the evaluation criteria, delivery methods, and schedule.

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
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Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at https://www.bcit.ca/about/administration/policies.shtml

Guidelines for School of Computing and Academic Studies

Attempts:
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Approved

I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Hillgan Ma, Instructor
January 03, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Kevin Dunphy, Faculty
January 04, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Jennifer Talman, Associate Dean
January 04, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.