Physics (PHYS) 201
Introductory Physics II (Revision 4)
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PHYS 201 lab exemption
Area of Study: Science
Precluded Course: PHYS 274
Centre: Centre for Science
Téluq equivalency: PHY 1022
PHYS 201 is not available for challenge.
PHYS 201 is a junior, algebra-based course that provides an introduction to simple harmonic motion, heat and elementary thermodynamics, and electrical theory. PHYS 201 combined with either PHYS 200 or PHYS 202 gives the equivalent of one year in introductory physics able to be matched to offerings at other institutions.
- Elasticity and Fracture
- Simple Harmonic Motion
- Heat and Kinetic Theory
- Circuit Theory
- The Simple Pendulum
- Thermal Expansion of Water
- Charle's Law
- Specific Heat and Heat of Fusion
- Ohm's Law
- Charging and Discharging of a Capacitors
A compulsory lab component requires that students perform labs in a place of their choice. Essential tools and equipment can be borrowed from the Athabasca University Science Lab, packaged in the Home Lab Kit. The student is expected to provide some additional common household materials. Lab evaluation is based on written reports about the experiments performed.
To receive credit for PHYS 201, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least D (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. You must also get a total lab mark of at least a 50 percent to pass the course. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Giancoli, Douglas C., 2005. Physics, 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 4, February 12, 2014.
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Updated April 03 2019 by Student & Academic Services