What you need to do in the next week
1) Buy your textbook:
We will be using the UBC Custom Edition “Physics for
Scientists & Engineers: An Interactive Approach,” Second
Edition by Hawkes, Iqbal, Mansour, Milner-Bolotin, and
Two options to choose from:
Digital (eBook) textbook + Mobius access code online:
o If you do not buy the textbook package (e.g.,
if you purchase a used textbook) you still
must purchase a Mobius access code (ISBN
o Mobius access codes are available in the UBC
Bookstore and online at NelsonBrain:
o Price at UBC Bookstore and online: $99.95
Physical textbook (ISBN 9780176881801) available at
o Includes access to the Mobius online
homework and student solutions manual.
o Price at UBC Bookstore: $139.95
2) Register for Mobius:
Use the link under the “Link to Mobius (online
homework)” module in Phys 101 on Canvas.
You will have a grace period of 14 days where you can
use Mobius without an access code.
Full registration instructions can be found on Canvas
in the same module.
3) Complete your first pre-class reading assignment on
Your first reading assignment is due Monday, January 7th.
Each reading assignment points you to specific sections of
the textbook and asks you to answer a series of multiple
choice questions based on those sections.
4) Complete your first online homework assignment on
Your first homework is due Friday, January 18th.
It’s also recommended to complete the “Getting Started
with Mobius (not for marks)” to familiarize yourself with
the way of entering information.
5) Register your iClicker:
Register the serial number of your iClicker on Canvas
through the sidebar iClicker link (if not done so already).
6) Attend your first lab and understand your lab/tutorial
schedule (posted on Canvas):
Labs start the week of January 7th.
Your assigned lab section has the format L2x or Lx2 (where
x = C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, or M). Lab exempt students will be
contacted separately with their assigned tutorial section.
Labs run for three hours; tutorials run for two hours. Note:
Tutorials for sections L2E and LE2 run 09:00-11:00 (rather
than starting 08:00). All other tutorials begin at the same time
as the corresponding lab.
In week 2 only: (January 7th-11th)
Everyone has a lab in week 2.
Lab sections L2x meet in LIFE 2108 and sections Lx2
meet in West Mall Swing Space 109.
In subsequent weeks:
All labs are in LIFE 2108, tutorials are in West Mall
Swing Space 109. Labs and tutorials are on alternate
weeks; check the lab and tutorial schedule on
7) Log into Piazza:
Piazza is the place for online access to peers, instructors,
and TAs. Log in through the link on the sidebar in the
Canvas course site. Enter your email address and set a
password or—if you already have a Piazza account—
enter the email address and password for your account.
About our learning community:
Physics 101 is a learning community that is welcoming of
diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. This
means that we strive for inclusivity in our classroom, our
virtual spaces, our practices, and our interactions. Mutual
respect, civility, and the ability to listen and observe others
carefully are crucial; active, thoughtful, and respectful
participation in all aspects of the course will make our time
together as productive and engaging as possible.
If you have a particular need to facilitate your learning in this
course, please contact UBC’s Centre for Accessibility (in
Brock Hall, 1874 East Mall, Room 1203; 1-604-822-5844) as
soon as possible to arrange accommodations.