Introductory General Physics I

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Physics
Course Code
PHYS 1107
Credits
5.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
36
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Hybrid
Typically Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This is a non-calculus based course in mechanics. Topics include: vectors; particle kinematics and dynamics; work, energy and power; linear momentum; rotational motion; principles of equilibrium; oscillatory motion; waves; sound.
Course Content

Mechanics

  • Vector algebra
  • Velocity and acceleration
  • Uniformly accelerated motion in one dimension
  • Projectile motion
  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Friction
  • Principles of equilibrium
  • Work and energy
  • Linear momentum and collisions
  • Circular motion kinematics
  • Centripetal force
  • Rotational dynamics

Properties of Matter & Waves

  • Hooke’s law
  • Simple harmonic motion
  • Mechanical wave characteristics
  • Standing waves
  • Sound wave intensity
  • Doppler effect

 

Laboratory Experiments

  • simple pendulum,
  • graphing straight line motion,
  • accelerated motion,
  • projectile motion,
  • friction,
  • orbital motion and centripetal force,
  • conservation of energy,
  • collisions and linear momentum,
  • static equilibrium,
  • moment of inertia,
  • Hooke's law and simple harmonic motion,
  • standing waves.
Methods Of Instruction

Classroom time will be divided between the multimedia presentation and discussion of concepts in mechanics on the one hand and the application of these concepts in problem solving on the other. The laboratory program will involve weekly, three hour sessions during which students will perform a set number of experiments. This course involves some group work.

Means of Assessment

The final grade in the course will be determined based on the following:

  1. final examination – minimum 30% / maximum of 40%
  2. at least one test administered during the semester – minimum 20% / maximum of 30%
  3. submitted laboratory reports – 20%
  4. quizzes and/or assignments (possibly online) - minimum 10% / maximum of 20%
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Identify the following mechanical quantities and their units: displacement, velocity, acceleration, force, mass, weight, friction, torque, work, translational kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, power, linear momentum, impulse, angular displacement, angular velocity, angular acceleration, moment of inertia, rotational kinetic energy, angular momentum, amplitude of motion, period of motion, frequency, spring potential energy, wavelength, wave intensity, intensity level.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the following concepts, procedures, and principles of mechanics through the solution of problems: vector addition/subtraction via components, average velocity and instantaneous velocity, average acceleration and instantaneous acceleration, uniformly accelerated motion, free-fall motion, Newton’s laws of motion, friction and coefficient of friction, conditions for equilibrium, work-energy theorem, conservation of mechanical energy, conservation of linear momentum, centripetal acceleration and force, rolling motion, conservation of angular momentum, Hooke’s law for springs, simple harmonic motion, wave parameters, superposition principle, resonance, intensity level versus intensity of sound, Doppler effect.
  • Perform laboratory experiments and analyze the data obtained using appropriate graphing techniques, scientific notation, significant figures, and experimental uncertainty consideration.
  • Write a laboratory report in a conventional format required of submissions to scientific journals.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students: Douglas College, Physics 1107 Laboratory Experiments. (current edition) 

 Exact course materials will be selected by the instructor at the time of the course, but will be similar to Urone and Hinrichs, Open Stax, College Physics (current edition).

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

B.C. Foundations of Math 12 (C or higher) or B.C. Pre-Calculus 12 (C or higher) or MATH 1105 and either Physics 11 (C or higher) or PHYS 1104

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Camosun College (CAMO) DOUG PHYS 1107 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1207 (5) = CAMO PHYS 104 (4) & CAMO PHYS 105 (4) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU PHYS 110 (4) 2004/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU PHYS 1101 (4) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG PHYS 1XXX (4) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) DOUG PHYS 1107 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1207 (5) = LANG PHYS 1115 (4) & LANG PHYS 1215 (4) 2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31
Okanagan College (OC) OC PHYS 112 (3) 2005/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU PHYS 100 (3) & SFU PHYS 1XX (2) 2004/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG PHYS 1107 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1207 (5) = SFU PHYS 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2016/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG PHYS 1107 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1207 (5) = SFU PHYS 101 (3) & SFU PHYS 102 (3) & SFU PHYS 130 (2) & SFU PHYS 1XX (2) 2016/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHYS 1100 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHYS 113 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU PHYS 1XX (3) 2007/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO PHYS 112 (3) 2005/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV PHYS 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG PHYS 1107 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1207 (5) = UBCV PHYS 100 (3) & UBCV PHYS 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC PHYS 100 (4) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV PHYS 101 (5) 2007/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV PHYS 101 (4) 2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG PHYS 1107 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1207 (5) = UVIC PHYS 102 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2017/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG PHYS 1107 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1207 (5) = UVIC PHYS 102A (1.5) & UVIC PHYS 102B (1.5) 2017/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PHYS 1XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU PHYS 112 (4) 2004/09/01 to 2007/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU PHYS 111 (4) 2007/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

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32336
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07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Kvasnikova
Ioulia
Open
Coquitlam
PHYS 1107 001 - This section includes a lab on Thursday morning. This course uses a free open-source textbook.
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17
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Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A2100
8:30 - 11:20
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Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A1230
14:30 - 16:20
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32455
Thu Mon Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Kvasnikova
Ioulia
Open
Coquitlam
PHYS 1107 002 - This section includes a lab on Thursday afternoon. This course uses a free open-source textbook
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18
0
18
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Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A2100
12:30 - 15:20
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Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A1230
14:30 - 16:20
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32456
Thu Wed Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Gunton
William
Open
New Westminster
PHYS 1107 003 - This section includes a lab on Thursday morning. This course uses a free open-source textbook
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New Westminster - South Bldg.
S0630
8:30 - 11:20
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New Westminster - South Bldg.
S0640
10:30 - 12:20
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34256
Wed Fri Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Gunton
William
Open
New Westminster
PHYS 1107 004 - This section includes a lab on Thursday afternoon. This course uses a free open-source textbook.
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2
16
0
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New Westminster - South Bldg.
S0640
10:30 - 12:20
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New Westminster - South Bldg.
S0630
12:30 - 15:20