Aug 18, 2019
PHYS 2051 - General Physics
Classical physics with calculus and vectors. Newtonian mechanics, rotational dynamics, gravitation, oscillations, fluids, thermodynamics.
Requisites: MATH 263A or 266A or 266B or (2301 or concurrent)
Credit Hours: 5
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 recitation, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM Course: TMNS Natural Sciences, TAG Course: OSC016 College Physics I (calculus based sequence), TAG Course: OSC022 College Physics Sequence (combo of OSC016/017)
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Successful students will be able their knowledge of dynamics to problems involving Newton’s Law of Gravitation and to problems involving both stationary and moving ideal fluids.
- Successful students will be able to reliably record data in laboratory notebooks and be able to present data in graphical and tabular form, appropriately annotated with labels, legend, titles, units, etc.
- Successful students will be able to solve problems involving both conservation of linear momentum, in one or two dimensions.
- Successful students will be able to solve problems involving rotational dynamics of rigid bodies and the conservation of angular momentum.
- Successful students will be able to solve problems involving simple harmonic oscillators such as the simple pendulum, a mass connected to a spring, a mass connected to two or more springs, the physical pendulum.
- Successful students will be able to solve problems involving vectors 2 and 3 dimensions, including the 3 dimensional properties of vectors such as torque and angular momentum.
- Successful students will be able to use calculus in their solutions to problems, where appropriate.
- Successful students will be able to use the principle of conservation of energy to solve problems involving potential and kinetic energy and work done by conservative and non-conservative forces.
- Successful students will correctly use components of vectors, and unit vector notation, in their solutions, where appropriate.
- Successful students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods of solving problems. They will provide all the steps necessary for their solutions and they will cite the relevant physical principles.
- Successful students will demonstrate an understanding of the zeroth, first, and second law of thermodynamics through the solution of problems involving ideal gases and heat engines.
- Successful students will have written a technical report, including drafts, on one laboratory experiment.
- Successful students will learn how scientific hypothesis, and theories are established and tested, and the historical context of their development.
- Successful students will show understanding of the connection between macroscopic and microscopic properties of ideal gases.
- Successful students will solve problems in 1 and 2 dimensional motion kinematic motion.
- Successful students will solve problems involving heat transfer and the thermal properties of materials.
- Successful students will solve problems involving the motion of particles subject to Newton’s laws of motion in straight lines and in circular paths.
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