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PHY 111 College Physics I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: PHY 1111
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Non-calculus treatment of the principles of physics for non-physics majors, covering the motion of particles in one and two dimensions, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, angular momentum, conservation laws, gravitation, fluids, mechanical waves, sound, temperature, heat, heat engines, the laws of thermodynamics and special relativity.

Prerequisites: RDG094; MAT 182 OR MAT 187

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Students should possess basic proficiency in solving quadratic equations, using trigonometric functions, and geometry.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Use the concepts and methods of kinematics, dynamics and work-energy relationships to evaluate static and dynamic physical systems.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate knowledge of principles, methods and applications of mechanics and wave motion in physics.
3. (Synthesis Level) Model the dynamics of particles, solids and fluids on microscopic and macroscopic levels using the three fundamental principles of mechanics: momentum, angular momentum and energy.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate knowledge of the distinguishing features and applications of models such as the one-dimensional constant-force particle model, the constant-force model, the particle model and the rigid-body model.
5. (Evaluation Level) Use the Momentum Principle to evaluate physical situations modeled as point-particle and multi-point particle systems in Newtonian frames of reference.
6. (Evaluation Level) Use the Momentum Principle and the basic concepts of force in order to evaluate static and dynamic physical situations involving fluid pressure, buoyancy and the speed of sound in various solids and fluids.
7. (Evaluation Level) Use the principles of Archimedes and Bernoulli in order to evaluate static and dynamic fluid systems.
8. (Analysis Level) Use the Impulse-Momentum relationship to describe and analyze physical situations subject to NewtonÂ’s Laws of Motion.
9. (Evaluation Level) Use Newtons Law of Gravity and the Momentum Principle to predict the motion of astronomical systems and near-Earth gravitational field effects.
10. (Evaluation Level) Use the Energy Principle and the Momentum Principle to describe and evaluate Gravitational Potential Energy, Mechanical Energy, Rotational Kinetic and Translational Kinetic Energy.
11. (Evaluation Level) Use the Angular Momentum Principle to evaluate physical situations involving the rotation of a rigid body under torque.
12. (Evaluation Level) Use the Conservation Principles for Energy, Momentum and Angular Momentum to evaluate static & dynamic physical systems and collisions.
13. (Analysis Level) Develop the physics of waves in order to analyze physical situations involving simple, anharmonic and damped harmonic motion.
14. (Application Level) Use the Principles of Momentum and Energy in order to develop and apply the microscopic and macroscopic forms of the Ideal Gas Law to thermal work processes.
15. (Synthesis Level) Use the principles, methods and techniques of Relativistic Kinematics and Dynamics to describe how the Special Theory of Relativity impacts the classical notions of Force, Momentum and Energy.
16. (Application Level) Use a computational model in a graphics simulation environment (Visual Python) for characterizing one or more of the three fundamental principles of Mechanics: Momentum, Angular Momentum and Energy, as it pertains to one or more particular physical experiments that have been completed in lab.
17. (Application Level) Use the methods of observation and scientific inquiry to demonstrate knowledge of concepts and principles by implementing and interpreting the outcome of laboratory experiments.
18. (Application Level) Demonstrate proficiency with laboratory equipment and procedures.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None