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.
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY AND READ IN FULL ** This course is designed to meet the specific needs of Architectural and Building Engineering Technology. The prerequisite for this course is dayschool PHYS 1140 or pts PHYS 1301. Physics department approval is not required to register for PHYS 2148. 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. This pts PHYS 2148 course is offered once per year. It is not available as an online course at BCIT. ABET students can take pts PHYS 2301 as an alternate course. Visit the PHYS 2301 course webpage https://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/phys2301 for course offering details.
A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students.
International students: this may impact your ability to register.
17 seats available as of Feb 25, 2020 7:33 am (PST). Of these 17, 11 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.
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
PHYS 2148 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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