# Applied Physics

SKPH 101## Course Description

Prerequisite: Math Level 5. Introduces the basic physical principles involving mechanics, fluids, heat, conservation of energy, electricity, and sound. (60-30)

## Outcomes and Objectives

### Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical aspects of science.

#### Objectives:

- Solve problems using mathematics including algebraic and graphical analysis.
- Use and understand scientific notation and significant digits.
- Use and understand the metric system and perform unit conversions.
- Understand the difference between a vector quantity and a scalar quantity and identify them

### Describe aspects of Newtonian mechanics

#### Objectives:

- Use and understand the meanings of the kinematics quantities: position, distance traveled, displacement, average speed, instantaneous speed, average velocity, instantaneous velocity, and acceleration
- Use the algebraic relationships between the physical quantities to solve mathematical problems of kinematics in one-dimension.
- Use a ruler and protractor to determine quantities associated with two-dimensional motion.
- State Newton’s Three Laws of Motion
- Use and apply Newton’s Laws to force problems in one-dimension.
- Analyze dynamics problems through creation of free body diagrams.
- Understand the difference between mass and weight.
- Use the concepts and understand the mathematical relationships between the quantities of energy, work, and power
- Understand the application of simple machines and how to calculate mechanical advantage and efficiency.

### Understand and apply aspects of electricity

#### Objectives:

- Understand the qualitative aspects of the charge processes conduction, induction, and polarization.
- Understand the nature of electric charge.
- Understand the mathematical relationship describing the force between two point charges (Coulomb’s Law).
- Use the concepts and apply the mathematical relationships for basic circuits.

### Describe and use physics as it relates to wave phenomena

#### Objectives:

- Use the concepts and apply the mathematical relationships for mechanical waves such as frequency, period, wavelength, wave speed.
- Understand the difference between longitudinal and transverse waves.
- Use the concepts and apply the mathematical relationship for the Doppler Effect as it relates to sound.
- Analyze standing wave modes of strings, open tubes, and tubes closed at one end.
- Understand the fundamental concepts relating to transmission and reflection of waves.
- Use the concepts and apply the mathematical relationship for intensity.
- Use the concepts and apply the mathematical relationships for electromagnetic waves.
- Apply knowledge of EM waves as it relates to the EM spectrum.