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General Physics I

PHY 111

General Physics I

PHY 111

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 8 or MATH LEVEL 6 with either trigonometry or previous physics course.

Examines the basic physical principles involving mechanics, heat, and sound. (60-45)

Outcomes and Objectives

Solve general physics problems with mathematics.

Objectives:

  • Use algebra and trigonometry skills to solve physics problems.
  • Evaluate quantities and express them in different unit systems.

Demonstrate understanding of the physics of rigid bodies.

Objectives:

  • Solve 1D and 2D kinematic problems/questions.
  • Construct and interpret graphs related to motion.
  • Solve problems/questions using multiple representations including force, energy, linear momentum, angular momentum and conservation laws.
  • Solve rotational kinematic problems/questions.
  • Solve static equilibrium problems/questions.
  • Solve harmonic motion problems/questions.

Demonstrate understanding of principles of fluids or thermodynamics.

Objectives:

  • Explain the idea of pressure as it relates to fluids.
  • Solve problems/questions using the kinetic theory of gases and the ideal gas equation.
  • Solve problems/questions using heat.
  • Explain the ideas related to methods of energy transfer.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of waves.

Objectives:

  • Explain the quantities associated with a wave.
  • Explain the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves.
  • Solve problems/questions related to wave propagation and interference.
  • Solve problems/questions related to standing waves and harmonics.
  • Solve problems/questions related to sound as it pertains to Doppler Effect and intensity.

Demonstrate laboratory skills.

Objectives:

  • Perform measurements with appropriate devices.
  • Use significant digits in calculations correctly.
  • Analyze data from experiments to draw conclusions.
  • Use technology associated with a science laboratory.
  • Use appropriate safety protocols in the laboratory.
  • Produce reports from experimental work.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method.