Total Credits:
6
Lecture Credits:
5
Lab Credits:
1

Description:
Topics include mechanics and thermodynamics. This course satisfies the physics requirement for engineering, premed, and chemistry majors. You must register for a lab section which is an integral part of this course. This course is also appropriate for liberal arts students seeking General Education credits.

Topical Outline:
1. Position, displacement, velocity, momentum, vectors, numerical slopes and numerical areas
2. Impulse and conservation of momentum
3. Acceleration, force and projectile motion
4. Work, kinetic energy, potential energy and conservation of energy
5. Uniform circular motion, gravitation, rotational motion and conservation of angular momentum
6. Pressure and heat

Learning Outcomes:
1. Determine physical quantities using mathematical models and graphs for one- and two-dimensional constant velocity and momentum situations
2. Evaluate the validity of conservation of momentum using mathematical models and graphs - use this knowledge to solve physical problems
3. Apply knowledge of forces and free body diagrams to determine mathematical equations describing the motion of objects
4. Evaluate the validity of conservation of energy using mathematical models and graphs - use knowledge of energy to solve physical problems
5. Apply knowledge of circular motion, gravitation, rotational motion and angular momentum to solve physical problems
6. Apply knowledge of pressure and heat to solve physical problems

Prerequisites:
High School Physics; or (PHYS 1100 with a grade of A); or PHYS 1131