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University Physics I: Mechanics
Course: PHY121

First Term: 2007 Fall
Lecture   4 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Kinematics, Newton`s laws, work, energy, momentum, conservation laws, dynamics of particles, solids, fluids, mechanical waves, and sound

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use fundamental physical laws and principles to solve problems encountered in academic and non-academic environments. (I-VI)
2. Develop and use models that closely represent actual physical situations. (I-VI)
3. Apply problem solving techniques in terms of logic, efficiency, and effectiveness. (I-VI)
4. Work effectively in collaborative groups. (I-VI)
5. Solve practical engineering and science problems. (I-VI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Linear Motion
II. Non-Linear Motion
III. Forces and Momentum
IV. Work, Energy Storage and Transfer
V. Harmonic and Wave Motion
VI. Properties of Matter
   C. Products
      1. Dot
      2. Cross
III. Equilibrium of Particles and Rigid Bodies
   A. Force
   B. Torque
   C. Newton`s first law
   D. Newton`s second law
   E. Idealized model
   F. Friction
      1. Static
      2. Dynamic
   G. Center of mass and center of gravity
IV. One and Two-Dimensional Motion
   A. Velocity
      1. Average
      2. Instantaneous
   B. Acceleration
      1. Average
      2. Instantaneous
   C. Projectile motion
   D. Circular motion
      1. Horizontal
      2. Vertical
   E. Satellite motion
   F. Effect of earth`s rotation on g
   G. Relative velocity
V. Rotational Motion
   A. Angular velocity
   B. Angular acceleration
   C. Relation between angular and linear velocity and acceleration
   D. Moments of inertia
VI. Newton`s Second Law and Gravitation
   A. Newton`s second law
      1. Mass
      2. Systems and units
   B. Newton`s law of gravitation: weight
VII. Work and Energy
   A. Work
      1. Conservative
      2. Dissipative
      3. Internal
   B. Energy
      1. Gravitational potential
      2. Elastic potential
      3. Kinetic: linear and rotational
   C. Conservation of energy
   D. Power
VIII. Momentum
   A. Impulse and momentum
      1. Linear
      2. Angular
   B. Conservation of momentum
      1. Linear
      2. Angular
   C. Interaction
      1. Elastic collisions
      2. Inelastic collisions
      3. Separations and recoil
IX. Elasticity
   A. Stress
   B. Strain
   C. Elasticity and plasticity
   D. Elastic modulus
X. Periodic Motion
   A. Simple harmonic motion
      1. Circle of reference
      2. Pendulums
      3. Angular harmonic motion
XI. Fluid Statics and Dynamics
   A. Fluid static pressure
      1. Archimedes` principle
      2. Fluid pressure
      3. Gauges
      4. Pumps
   B. Surface tension
      1. Pressure differential across a surface film
      2. Contact angle and capillarity
   C. Fluid dynamics
      1. Continuity equation
      2. Bernoulli`s equation
      3. Viscosity: Reynolds number
XII. Mechanical Waves and Vibrations in Matter
   A. Periodic waves
   B. Transverse waves
   C. Longitudinal waves
   D. Boundary conditions
      1. Fixed
      2. Free
   E. Interference
   F. Resonance
   G. Sound waves
      1. Intensity
      2. Quality
      3. Pitch
      4. Doppler effect
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/24/2007

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