Oct 04, 2023
PHY 221 - Physics for Science and Engineering 1
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours
Prerequisites: PHY 141 or equivalent high school course complete within the past 5 years
Co-requisites: MAT 201
This is a calculus-based mechanics physics course that emphasizes problem-solving techniques. Major topics of study include: vectors, one and two dimensional kinematics, circular motion, forces and Newton’s laws, work, energy and its conservation, collisions, linear momentum and its conservation, rotational kinematics and dynamics, angular momentum and its conservation, static equilibrium, simple harmonic motion and gravity.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Explain the fundamental laws and principles that form the basis of the physics in mechanics.
- Apply calculus to describe motion and other mechanical situations where algebra is inadequate.
- Synthesize various concepts while applying them to real-world contexts seen in careers in the fields of science, technology and engineering.
- Apply data reduction/analysis techniques used in the execution of laboratory experiments to test important concepts, theories and principles of physics.
- Communicate ideas effectively in graphical and written form in homework solutions, examinations and lab reports.
- Vector algebra with applications in physics
- One and two dimensional kinematics
- Forces and Newton’s Laws of motion
- Work, energy and conservation of energy
- Collisions, linear momentum and conservation of linear momentum
- Circular motion
- Rotational kinematics and dynamics
- Angular momentum and conservation of angular momentum
- Static equilibrium and elasticity
- Oscillatory (Simple Harmonic) Motion
- Newton’s Law of gravitation
Textbook, scientific pocket calculator, computer, internet
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/11/2019
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
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