# 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.