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General Physics I

Course NumberPHY 111
Credits4
Lab Hours45
Lecture Hours60
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: 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:
  1. Use algebra and trigonometry skills to solve physics problems.
  2. Evaluate quantities and express them in different unit systems.

Demonstrate understanding of the physics of rigid bodies.
Objectives:
  1. Solve 1D and 2D kinematic problems/questions.
  2. Construct and interpret graphs related to motion.
  3. Solve problems/questions using multiple representations including force, energy, linear momentum, angular momentum and conservation laws.
  4. Solve rotational kinematic problems/questions.
  5. Solve static equilibrium problems/questions.
  6. Solve harmonic motion problems/questions.

Demonstrate understanding of principles of fluids or thermodynamics.
Objectives:
  1. Explain the idea of pressure as it relates to fluids.
  2. Solve problems/questions using the kinetic theory of gases and the ideal gas equation.
  3. Solve problems/questions using heat.
  4. Explain the ideas related to methods of energy transfer.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of waves.
Objectives:
  1. Explain the quantities associated with a wave.
  2. Explain the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves.
  3. Solve problems/questions related to wave propagation and interference.
  4. Solve problems/questions related to standing waves and harmonics.
  5. Solve problems/questions related to sound as it pertains to Doppler Effect and intensity.

Demonstrate laboratory skills.
Objectives:
  1. Perform measurements with appropriate devices.
  2. Use significant digits in calculations correctly.
  3. Analyze data from experiments to draw conclusions.
  4. Use technology associated with a science laboratory.
  5. Use appropriate safety protocols in the laboratory.
  6. Produce reports from experimental work.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method.




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