# 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.