May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 2425 - University Physics I


4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus, for science, computer science, and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities include experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. (4001015403) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; MATH 2413  
Course Outcomes
1 - Determine the components of linear motion (displacement, velocity, and acceleration), and especially motion under conditions of constant acceleration.
2 - Solve problems involving forces and work.
3 - Apply Newton's laws to physical problems.
4 - Identify the different types of energy.
5 - Solve problems using principles of conservation of energy.
6 - Define the principles of impulse, momentum, and collisions.
7 - Use principles of impulse and momentum to solve problems.
8 - Determine the location of the center of mass and center of rotation for rigid bodies in motion.
9 - Discuss rotational kinematics and dynamics and the relationship between linear and rotational motion.
10 - Solve problems involving rotational and linear motion.
11 - Define equilibrium, including the different types of equilibrium.
12 - Discuss simple harmonic motion and its application to real-world problems.
13 - Solve problems involving the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.
14 - Prepare laboratory reports that clearly communicate experimental information in a logical and scientific manner.
15 - Conduct basic laboratory experiments involving classical mechanics.
16 - Relate physical observations and measurements involving classical mechanics to theoretical principles.
17 - Evaluate the accuracy of physical measurements and the potential sources of error in the measurements.
18 - Design fundamental experiments involving principles of classical mechanics.
19 - Identify appropriate sources of information for conducting laboratory experiments involving classical mechanics.