Classroom time will be divided between the presentation and discussion of concepts 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. Some group work will be required.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester.
Evaluation will be based on the following:
The student will be able to:
1. Identify the following quantities and their appropriate units and dimensions; displacement; velocity; acceleration; force; mass; work; kinetic energy; potential energy; power; temperature; pressure; heat; entropy, linear momentum; impulse; angular displacement, velocity and acceleration; moment of inertia; rotational kinetic energy; angular momentum; torque; amplitude, period and frequency of motion; wavelength; wave intensity; intensity level;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the following concepts, procedures and principles of mechanics and heat through the solution of problems: vector algebra via components and unit vector notation; 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 energy; heat, temperature, thermal expansion of solids and liquids; calorimetry; first and second law of thermodynamics; kinetic theory; specific heat capacities; heat engines, centre of mass motion; conservation of linear momentum; centripetal acceleration and force; universal law of gravitation; rotational motion; rolling motion; conservation of angular momentum; statics; Hooke’s law; simple harmonic motion; wave parameters; superposition principle; standing waves, resonance; intensity level versus intensity of sound; Doppler effect.
3. Perform laboratory experiments and analyze the data obtained using appropriate graphing techniques, scientific notation, significant figures and experimental uncertainty consideration.
4. Write a laboratory report in a conventional format required of submissions to scientific journals.
Consult the Douglas College bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials.
Example textbooks and materials may include
Halliday, D., R. Resnick, & Walker, G. Fundamentals of Physics, Wiley (current edition)
Moebs, D., Ling, S., Sanny, J. University Physics, Open Stax (current edition)
Douglas College, Physics 1110 Laboratory Experiments Manual,(current edition)
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.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||DOUG PHYS 1110 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1210 (5) = CAMO PHYS 114 (4) & CAMO PHYS 115 (4)||2013/01/01 to 2018/04/30|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU PHYS 114 (4)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||COQU PHYS 101 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU PHYS 1120 (4)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG PHYS 1125 (4)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||OC PHYS 111 (3)||2005/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU PHYS 140 (4)||2016/01/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU PHYS 120 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2015/12/31|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU PHYS 120 (3) & SFU PHYS 132 (1) & SFU PHYS 1XX (1)||2016/01/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PHYS 115 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PHYS 1XXX (3)||2014/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PHYS 1103 (3) & TRU PHYS 1105 (0)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PHYS 1150 (3)||2010/09/01 to 2014/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PHYS 1103 (3) & TRU PHYS 1105 (1)||2011/01/01 to 2013/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU PHYS 111 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO PHYS 111 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV PHYS 117 (3)||2018/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV PHYS 101 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2018/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||DOUG PHYS 1110 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1210 (5) = UBCV PHYS 157 (3) & UBCV PHYS 158 (3) & UBCV PHYS 159 (1)||2004/09/01 to 2018/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||DOUG PHYS 1110 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1210 (5) = UBCV PHYS 117 (3) & UBCV PHYS 118 (3) & UBCV PHYS 119 (1)||2018/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC PHYS 110 (4)||2004/09/01 to 2015/08/31|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC PHYS 110 (4) or UNBC PHYS 1XX (4)||2015/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV PHYS 111 (5)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||DOUG PHYS 1110 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1210 (5) = UVIC PHYS 112 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2013/08/31|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC PHYS 1XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||DOUG PHYS 1110 (5) & DOUG PHYS 1210 (5) = UVIC PHYS 110 (1.5) & UVIC PHYS 111 (1.5)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU PHYS 121 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|