
General Physics ICourse Number  PHY 111  Credits  4  Lab Hours  45  Lecture Hours  60  Course Description  Prerequisites: 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. (6045) 
Outcomes and Objectives Solve general physics problems with mathematics.Objectives:  Use algebra and trigonometry skills to solve physics problems.
 Evaluate quantities and express them in different unit systems.
Demonstrate understanding of the physics of rigid bodies.Objectives:  Solve 1D and 2D kinematic problems/questions.
 Construct and interpret graphs related to motion.
 Solve problems/questions using multiple representations including force, energy, linear momentum, angular momentum and conservation laws.
 Solve rotational kinematic problems/questions.
 Solve static equilibrium problems/questions.
 Solve harmonic motion problems/questions.
Demonstrate understanding of principles of fluids or thermodynamics.Objectives:  Explain the idea of pressure as it relates to fluids.
 Solve problems/questions using the kinetic theory of gases and the ideal gas equation.
 Solve problems/questions using heat.
 Explain the ideas related to methods of energy transfer.
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.








