Physics for Life Sciences II

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Physics
Course Code
PHYS 1208
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
36
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This is a physics course for life sciences students. All the topics covered will be illustrated with applications takes from the life sciences. Topics will include waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity.
Course Content
The course content will include but not be limited to
  1. Electrostatics: Forces and Fields
  2. Electrostatics: Potentials
  3. Direct Current Electricity
  4. Circuits
  5. Magnetism
  6. Electromagnetic Induction
  7. Electromagnetic radiation
  8. The Propagation of Light
  9. Geometrical Optics
  10. Physical Optics
  11. Nuclear physics
  12. Radioactivity

 

Methods Of Instruction

Lecture with an emphasis on in-class assigments and small group work.  

Some assignments may be done on-line. 

Means of Assessment

Assignments        10 - 20%

     On-line assignments are an option

Midterm              15 - 25%
Quizzes               10 - 30%
Final Exam          30 - 40%

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will demonstrate their ability to solve problems with applications taken from the life sciences involving the following topics. 

  1. waves
  2. optics
  3. electricity
  4. magnetism
  5. electromagnetic induction
  6. modern physics
  7. radioactivity
Textbook Materials

The exact textbook and materials will be decided 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

Corequisites

Students are enouraged to take the laboratory course PHYS 1308 at the same time as PHYS 1208.

 

Equivalencies

None. 

Requisite for

None. 

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
Alexander College (ALEX) DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = ALEX PHYS 102 (4) 2015/05/01 to -
Athabasca University (AU) AU PHYS 2XX (3) 2015/05/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = CAPU PHYS 111 (4) 2015/05/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR PHYS 1XX (3) 2015/05/01 to -
Columbia College (COLU) DOUG PHYS 1108 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (3) = COLU PHYS 1st (8) 2015/05/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) No credit 2015/05/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = KPU PHYS 1102 (4) 2015/05/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) DOUG PHYS 1108 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = KPU PHYS 1101 (4) & KPU PHYS 1102 (4) 2015/05/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU PHYS 1XXX (3) 2015/05/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = LANG PHYS 1XXX (4) 2015/05/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) DOUG PHYS 1108 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = LANG PHYS 1101 (4) & LANG PHYS 1XXX (4) 2015/05/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG PHYS 1XXX (3) 2015/05/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (3) = NIC PHY 100 (3) & NIC PHY 101 (3) 2015/05/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) DOUG PHYS 1108 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) = NIC PHY 100 (3) & NIC PHY 101 (3) 2015/05/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = OC PHYS 1XX (3) 2015/05/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU PHYS 102 (3) 2015/05/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHYS 1XXX (3) 2015/05/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHYS 1203 (3) 2015/05/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW PHYS 1XX (3) 2017/01/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW SCIE 1XX (3) 2015/05/01 to 2016/12/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = UNBC PHYS 101 (4) 2015/05/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV PHYS 1XX (3) 2015/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG PHYS 1108 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = UVIC PHYS 102 (3) 2015/05/01 to 2017/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG PHYS 1108 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (3) = UVIC PHYS 102A (1.5) & UVIC PHYS 102B (1.5) 2017/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG PHYS 1108 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (3) = UVIC PHYS 102 (3) 2015/05/01 to 2017/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG PHYS 1108 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1208 (3) & DOUG PHYS 1308 (2) = UVIC PHYS 102A (1.5) & UVIC PHYS 102B (1.5) 2017/05/01 to -

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
24088
10-May-2021
- 09-Aug-2021
10-May-2021
09-Aug-2021
Kirkey
Jennifer
Full
Online
This course will offered online. It is possible to take this course asynchronously. To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Kirkey at kirkeyj@douglascollege.ca.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
0
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