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Physics I

PHY 211

Physics I

PHY 211

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2, and MTH 161, with a minimum grade of "C" (2.

0). High school physics recommended. Examines the basic physical principles involving mechanics, heat, and sound. Meets the needs of Science and Engineering majors. (75-45)

Outcomes and Objectives

Solve general physics problems with mathematics through calculus.

Objectives:

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

Demonstrate understanding of rigid body physics.

Objectives:

  • Solve 1D and 2D kinematic problems/questions.
  • Construct and interpret graphs related to physical problems.
  • Solve problems/questions using multiple representations including force, energy, linear momentum, angular momentum and conservation laws.
  • Solve rotational kinematics problems/questions.
  • Solve rotational dynamics problems/questions.
  • Solve static equilibrium problems/questions.
  • Solve harmonic motion problems/questions.
  • Solve problems/questions related to orbits and universal gravitation.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Kepler’s Laws.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Newton’s Laws.

Demonstrate understanding of principles of fluids.

Objectives:

  • Explain the idea of pressure as it relates to fluids.
  • Solve problems/questions related to Pascal’s Principle, Archimedes’ Principle, and Bernoulli’s equation.

Demonstrate understanding of thermodynamics principles.

Objectives:

  • Solve problems/questions using the kinetic theory of gases and the ideal gas equation.
  • Solve problems/questions related to methods of energy transfer.
  • Use PV diagrams to solve thermodynamics problems/questions.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the four Laws of Thermodynamics.

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.