ENGR 113 (formerly PHYS 113):
Engineering Physics Statics and Dynamics 4 credits
Prerequisites: PHYS 111, MATH 111
Transferability: UBC, OU, TWU
This course is
specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a career in engineering. The
emphasis of this course will be on solving realistic problems. In place of the normal
laboratory period, a weekly problem-solving and tutorial period is used to sharpen
problem-solving skills. Topics include Newtons laws, kinematics, statics, and
dynamics for particles and systems of particles, static and rotational equilibrium,
analysis of structures, planar motion of rigid bodies, energy and momentum conservation.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGR 113 and PHYS 113.
ENGR 122 (formerly PHYS 122):
Introduction to Engineering 1 credit
Transferability: UBC APSC 122
The objective of this course is to expose students to a wide range of engineering practices, with a view to helping them identify their interests.
The course meets once
a week for between one and four hours. Some weeks there will be a professional engineer
coming in to give a presentation of their work. Other weeks the students will visit a site
where engineering skills are being applied.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGR 122 and PHYS 122.
ENGR 151 (formerly PHYS 151):
Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics 4 credits
Prerequisites: MATH 110 or Mathematics 12; either COMP 150 as a co- or prerequisite, or Computing Science 11 or 12 as a prerequisite
This course will cover technical sketching, orthographic projection, visualization in three dimensions and conventions of engineering drawing. Computer based graphics (CADD) will be introduced. The principles of descriptive geometry will be applied to the solution of space problems. This course is designed for students intending to transfer to Engineering at UBC and UVic.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGR 151 and PHYS 151.
Linear Algebra for Engineering 4 credits
Prerequisites: MATH 112
Corequisites: MATH 112
This course is designed for students seeking a career in engineering. It covers the solutions of linear systems of equations, vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, matrix algebra, determinants, orthogonal transformations and bases, eigenvalues, diagonalization, symmetric matrices, the algebra of complex numbers, and linear systems of differential equations. Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGR 152 and MATH 152.
Ordinary Differential Equations 3 credits
Prerequisites: MATH 112, or MATH 114 with at least a C+; ENGR 152 unless currently enrolled in MATH 221 or PHYS 221
Corequisites: MATH 211; MATH 221 or PHYS 221 unless the student already has ENGR 152.
Most mathematical models of a system, whether from engineering, biology, physics, sociology, geography, psychology or economics, are in the form of differential equations.
This course examines
some methods of solving certain types of differential equations. Applications are
stressed. Topics include first- and second-order linear differential equations, linear
systems, non-linear equations, series solutions, and Laplace transform methods.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGR 255 and MATH 255.
Mathematical Physics 3 credits
Prerequisites: (PHYS 112, MATH 211, MATH 310) or (PHYS 112, PHYS 221, MATH 211)
The object of this
course is to give students a wide arsenal of mathematical techniques, tools, and tricks to
improve their ability in setting up and solving problems from scratch. The solution of
partial differential equations with applications to many areas of physics is the biggest
single theme of the course. Also included will be special functions, calculus of
variations, and integral equations.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for more than one of MATH 381, PHYS 381, ENGR 257.
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