British Columbia Institute of


PHYS 2301 - General Physics 2

Physics Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Topics covered include heat, wave phenomena, electrostatics, electric circuits, magnetism and electromagnetic induction. This course is equivalent to general level second term Physics courses at BCIT.


PHYS 1301 or equivalent.





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 23754

Wed Jul 18 - Mon Aug 27 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 18 - Aug 17 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:00 BBY SW03 Rm. 3615
Aug 20 - Aug 27 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:00 BBY SW01 Rm. 2005


Charles Hooge

Course Outline




  1. Class will not be held on Monday, August 6th (Institute closed for BC Day). Once this course is full there will be no over-capacity registration allowed and the Physics department does not maintain a waitlist. This course is offered once per year in the SUMMER term only. Visit the BCIT Part-Time Studies Key Registration Dates webpage for course registration information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the concepts of calorimetry to compute temperature changes, heat loss/gain in conduction and radiation processes, thermal expansion and thermal stress in technological contexts.
  • Demonstrate how vibrations and wave concepts apply, predict modes of vibration in simple systems, and explain the use of sound waves in non-destructive testing.
  • Verify Ohm's Law for DC current and voltage and compute resistivity.
  • Analyze electric and magnetic forces and simple electric circuits.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

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 2301 Lab Manual ( June 2015)
Author Phys:Culham
Copyright 2015
Binding Paperback
Price $7.50

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Phys 2301 Workbook (July 2018)
Author Phys: Culham
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
Price $8.50

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Phys 2301 Betts Selected Mod (Jul 2018)
Author Phys
Binding None
Price $40.95

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Physics 2301 Course Notes (Jul 2018)
Author Phys
Binding None
Price $14.50


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