PHYS2005 College Physics I

College Physics I is the first semester course in which the applications, problems, and experiments are selected to illustrate fundamental principles of physics, and demonstrate the relevance of physics to other areas of interest, such as the health science, and engineering technology professions. This first semester of the two-semester sequence is organized around the fundamental principles of forces and interactions, conservation of momentum and conservation of energy. Topics covered include force and motion with applications of Newton's Laws of Motion, gravitational force, angular momentum, torque and equilibrium, work, energy, static and dynamic fluids, and thermal physics. To facilitate learning how to solve problems, cooperative learning methods will be used in this section.




Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1500 with a grade of "C "or better

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Apply the fundamental laws and concepts of classical physics
Use the terminology of physics correctly
Execute physics lab experiments
Write physics laboratory reports
Apply physics principles to engineering disciplines
Use scientific notation
Use vector principles to solve problems
Solve motion problems based on the kinematic equations
Apply Newton's Second Law
Solve physics problems in friction
Apply the principles of projectiles motion
Solve problems using Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation
Solve static equilibrium problems
Solve problems by employing employing the laws of momentum
Solve problems involving work done by forces
Apply the principles of fluids to technology
Solve problems in thermodynamics

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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