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PHY 211 - General Physics 1

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Biological and Physical Sciences General Education Requirement.

A survey of fundamental concepts and methods of physics as a basis for further study in science and engineering. Emphasis is on classical principles and their application to mathematical analysis of physical problems. The first term includes topics in mechanics, fluids and sound. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 ; MAT 191  or concurrent enrollment with permission of department chair.

Crosslisted: Also offered as PHY 211H ; credit is not given for both PHY 211 and PHY 211H .

Note: Credit is not given for both PHY 111  and PHY 211 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
 

  • Uses the definitions of units to gain insight into physical problems.
  • Applies the concepts of vectors to physical problems.
  • Relates the concepts of velocity, position and acceleration for motion in one dimension.
  • Applies kinematic equations to two-dimensional motion with constant acceleration.
  • Applies kinematic equations to rotational motion with constant angular acceleration.
  • Applies Newton’s laws to various physical situations.
  • Applies Newton’s law of gravitation to various physical situations.
  • Applies Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation to physical situations involving objects floating or submerged in a fluid.
  • Applies the concepts of work and energy to various physical situations.
  • Applies the concept of linear momentum to various physical situations.
  • Applies the work-kinetic energy theorem to various physical systems that involve rotational motion.
  • Applies Newton’s laws, the conservation laws (energy, momentum and angular momentum) and kinematics to physical situations involving rotating or rolling objects.
  • Applies Newton’s laws, the conservation laws and kinematics to systems in a state of static equilibrium.
  • Applies the conceptual ideas and equations of elasticity in solids to various physical situations.
  • Applies the conceptual ideas and equations of simple harmonic motion to various physical systems, including a block-spring system and a simple pendulum.
  • Apply the concepts of fluid mechanics to various physical situations.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking