PHYS 1110  General Physics I Academic Division: Business, Industry and Technology Academic Discipline: Physics Assistant Dean: Vincent Palombo PhD 4 Credit(s) A study of Classical Newtonian Mechanics including measurement systems, dimensional analysis, vectors, scalars, linear, circular and rotational motion, forces in equilibrium, acceleration, work, and energy. A study of material properties including density, and hydraulic principles (both static and kinetic). Also a study of waves, and sound including simple harmonic motion, vibrations, reflection, transmission, interference, and resonance for waves, and intensity, sources, interference, and Doppler Effect for sound. This course meets the requirements for TAG# OSC014. If combined with PHYS1130, TAG# OSC021 is met. UG OSC014 3 Lab Hour(s) 3 Lecture Hour(s); Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take MATH 1130 (Can be concurrent  minimum grade of C) or HIGHER OR qualifying placement test score.
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 
Critical Thinking VALUE Rubric 
Information Literacy 

Quantitative Literacy 

Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes 
Assessments – How it is met & When it is met 
1. Write a lab report for each laboratory performed. Evaluation will be based on accuracy of data taken, logical consistency of mathematical methods, appropriateness of tables and graphs, completion of required steps, evaluation of the validity of the mathematical models used, identification of sources of error, appropriate use of technology and ability to communicate clearly in writing.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 116. 
2. Calculate all missing kinematical variables (including direction of the variable when appropriate), given a problem in one or twodimensional kinematics (involving position, velocity, and acceleration) of a single object with a constant acceleration.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 116. 
3. Add vectors in two dimensions given in rectangular form, and express the answer in rectangular form.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 316. 
4. Use Newton’s laws of motion to calculate the missing dynamical variables, including the reaction forces when appropriate, given a problem involving at most two masses, each with a constant acceleration.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 516. 
5. Find specified kinematical variables and use Newton’s laws of motion to find specified unknown dynamical variables, given a problem involving an object moving in a circle.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 716. 
6. Use the principle of conservation of energy or the workenergy relationship to solve a problem, involving constant interactions between no more than two objects, for the unknown dynamical and kinematical variables, given a problem involving the motion of an object with kinetic and gravitational potential energy.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 816. 
7. Calculate the missing kinematical variables, given a problem involving the collision of two objects in which linear momentum is conserved.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1016. 
8. Find specified kinematical and dynamical variables using rotational kinematics, rotational dynamics, and conservation of angular momentum, given a problem involving an object in rotational motion with constant angular acceleration.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1216. 
9. Solve for the indicated variables for a given static mechanical system that includes both tension and compression members.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1316. 
10. Solve for the indicated variables for mechanical waves, particularly standing waves in a stretched string or in an air column.

Class discussions, homework, labs, quizzes, and exams during the weeks 1416. 
Evaluation of the above will be determined by:
 The appropriate solution formula
 Correct substitution into said formula
 The logical consistency of the methods and mathematical steps
 Correctness of the final numerical result, including proper units
The students will develop the following skills to meet the above outcomes.
 Use computers as a tool to gather and process data from an experiment.
 Identify and use the proper units for physical quantities.
 Interpret and construct graphs and diagrams that describe relationships among physical variables and objects.
 Interpret formulas by identifying the meaning of constants, describing the conditions for which the formula is valid, and using mathematical relationships to predict how a change in one variable affects the value of another variable.
 Given a problem, decide what information is missing and what given information is irrelevant. Obtain the missing information and solve the problem.
 Integrate learning from early units in the course to solve a problem later in the course.
 Apply appropriate physics concepts to solve problems.
 Determine whether or not the result of a calculation is reasonable.
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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