PHYS 1010  Introductory Physics Academic Division: Business, Industry and Technology Academic Discipline: Physics Assistant Dean: Vincent Palombo PhD 3 Credit(s) This course will provide students with a general understanding, knowledge, and awareness of the physical world around them. Topics will introduce the concepts of mechanical, electrical and atomic physics with discussions, lectures, and laboratory experiences related to the principles of mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, and atomic structure. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Natural Sciences TMNS. UG 3 Lab Hour(s) 2 Lecture Hour(s); Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take MATH 0084 or higher with a minimum grade of C
College Wide Outcomes
CollegeWide Learning Outcomes 
Assessments   How it is met & When it is met 
Communication – Written 

Communication – Speech 

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence 

Critical Thinking 

Information Literacy 

Quantitative Literacy 

Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes 
Assessments – How it is met & When it is met 
1. Calculate one or two missing variables, given a problem in one dimension (involving time, position, velocity, and acceleration) of a single object.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 116. 
2. Use Newton’s laws of motion to identify the reaction force, to solve a given problem involving the force interaction of two objects.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 116. 
3. Use Newton’s laws of motion to calculate the missing variables, including force, given a problem involving one mass, with a constant acceleration.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 316. 
4. Use conservation of energy to solve a problem involving one object with kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy for one unknown variable.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 416. 
5. Use the law rotational equilibrium to solve a problem involving one rigid body and up to three forces for one unknown variable.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 516. 
6. Be able to describe the proton, neutron, and electron including where they are located in the atom, and use the definitions of isotope, atomic number, and atomic mass to calculate the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 616. 
7. Solve for the indicated variable in problems involving Archimedes’ principle.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 716. 
8. Solve for the pressure, volume, temperature, mass of gas, or amount of gas in ideal gas law problems.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 816. 
9. Calculate the final temperature of a mixture of two equal size samples of one substance at two temperatures.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 916. 
10. Solve for one of the variables in a specific heat problem for a single substance.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 916. 
11. Solve for one of the variables in a thermal expansion problem for a single substance.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 916. 
12. Solve for the heat necessary to produce one to two phase changes for a single substance.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1016. 
13. Calculate the period or frequency given the other for a vibrating object or wave.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1116. 
14. Calculate the frequency, wavelength, or velocity given the others for a wave.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1116. 
15. Calculate the frequency of the beats produced by two given frequencies of sound.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1216. 
16. Solve an electrostatics problem using Coulomb’s Law.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1316. 
17. Solve for the equivalent resistance for up to three resistors in a series or parallel electric current.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1416. 
18. Determine the direction of the magnetic field around a current carrying wire.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1516. 
19. Solve for the direction of the force on a moving charge in a magnetic field.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1516. 
Evaluation of the above will be determined by:
1. The appropriate solution formula.
2. Correct substitution into said formula.
3. The logical consistency of the methods and mathematical steps.
4. Correctness of the final numerical result, including proper units.
Standard Grading Scale 93100 A
90  92 A
87 89 B+
83  86 B
80 82 B
77 79 C+
73  76 C
70 72 C
67 69 D+
63  66 D
60 62 D
00 59 F
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