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.
Physics 11 and Math 12 or Applied Math 12 or equivalent.
$830.09 - $845.85 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY AND READ IN FULL ** Class will not be held on the following 4 evenings - Monday, February 17th & Monday, March 9th & Wednesday, March 11th & Monday, April 13th. This course has limited seat capacity and seat availability is on a first-come first-serve basis. Students must be formally registered in the course to be able to attend classes. Any student who withdraws from the course AFTER it has begun will not be permitted to re-register and re-join the class this Winter 202010 term. The Physics department DOES NOT maintain waitlists for any part-time studies courses after they fill to capacity. PHYS 1301 is not available as an online course at BCIT.
This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.
Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY AND READ IN FULL ** Class will not be held on Wednesday, July 1st (Canada Day; Institute closed). Students must be formally registered in the course to be able to attend classes. Any student who withdraws from the course AFTER it has begun will not be permitted to re-register and re-join the class this pts 202020 term. This course has limited seat capacity and seat availability is on a first-come first-serve basis. The Physics department DOES NOT maintain waitlists for any Physics pts courses after they fill to capacity. PHYS 1301 is not available as an online course at BCIT.
A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students.
International students: this may impact your ability to register.
24 seats available as of Feb 25, 2020 8:53 am (PST). Of these 24, 14 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.
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.
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.
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 problem-solving process.
Calculate total uncertainties.
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.
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 non-collinear 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..
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.
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.
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 non-concurrent 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 stress-strain 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.
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.
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
Books & Supplies
The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and
stationery. Please visit
bcit.ca/bookstore for more
Books for Winter 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT
online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering
you are considering.
BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
Phys 1301 Course Materials (Dec 2019)- J. Brewer's Section Only
No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2020 offerings of this course.
Interested in being notified about future offerings of PHYS 1301 - General Physics 1?
If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.