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 part-time studies 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 is not formally registered when the course begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 30th will not be permitted to late register and attend classes without the course Instructor's written (email) approval to the student AND to the Physics department. Once this course is full there will be NO over-capacity registration allowed and the Physics department DOES NOT maintain a waitlist. 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 201920 term. Part-time studies PHYS 2148 is offered once per year. It is not available as an online course at BCIT. ABET students can take part-time studies PHYS 2301 as an alternate course. Visit the PHYS 2301 course webpage https://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/phys2301 for course offering details.
This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 20 at 9:00 am (PST)
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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