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.
Department approval IS NOT REQUIRED to register for this course. This course is offered once per year in the SUMMER term only (Tues/Thurs evenings) and is designed to meet the specific needs of Architectural and Building Engineering Technology. The prerequisite for this course is dayschool course PHYS 1140 or part-time studies course PHYS 1301. For more information contact Charles Hooge at email@example.com.
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:
Books for Spring/Summer 2018 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.
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Phys 2148 Textbook, Units 1 - 3 (March 2018)
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