To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.
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 BEFORE REGISTERING ** 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 and there is no guarantee the student will be allowed to re-register this pts 202120 term. This course is offered once per year and 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. All course content (including labs) will be delivered remotely. Students are not required to be physically on campus at any time. A computer with access to the internet is required. The course instructor will communicate with students through BCIT's Learning Hub therefore it is important that students sign on to the Learning Hub prior to the course start date to review any messages he may have posted. Remote delivery of all course content will accommodate both synchronous and asynchronous learners. Synchronous sessions will be held at scheduled class times and all students are encouraged to attend. For students unable to attend synchronous classes, recordings of all lectures and course material will be distributed online. All students, whether synchronous or asynchronous, must attend synchronous midterm and final exam sessions. Additionally, both synchronous and asynchronous learners are expected to complete assignments and lab exercises according to the same schedule. Class will be held on Monday August 2nd. Any student who withdraws from the course AFTER it has begun will not be permitted to re-register and re-join the learning activities this pts 202120 term.
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
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