Aug 17, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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PHYS 2051 - General Physics


Classical physics with calculus and vectors. Topics include: 1-D and 2-D vectors; 1-D and 2-D Kinematics; Newtonian mechanics; Work and Conservation of Energy; Impulse, conservation of momentum, 1-D and 2-D collisions; rotational dynamics; Simple Harmonic Motion; Wave Mechanics: 1-D traveling waves, standing waves, and interference of waves; Thermodynamics: zeroth, first, and second law of thermodynamics, maximum efficiency of engines.

Requisites: MATH 2301
Credit Hours: 5
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Natural Sciences
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 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
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving both conservation of linear momentum, in one or two dimensions.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving rotational dynamics of rigid bodies and the conservation of angular momentum.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving simple harmonic oscillators such as the simple pendulum, a mass connected to a spring.
  • Students will be able to use calculus in their solutions to problems, where appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Students will be able to use components of vectors, and unit vector notation, in their solutions, where appropriate.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate methods of solving problems, provide all the steps necessary for their solutions, and cite the relevant physical principles.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the zeroth, first, and second law of thermodynamics through the solution of problems involving ideal gases and heat engines.
  • Students will be able to write a technical report, including drafts, on one laboratory experiment.
  • Students will be able to show scientific hypothesis, and theories are established and tested, and the historical context of their development.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the connection between macroscopic and microscopic properties of ideal gases.
  • Students will be able to problems involving heat transfer and the thermal properties of materials.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving the motion of particles subject to Newton’s laws of motion in straight lines and in circular paths.
  • Students will be able to solve problems in 1 and 2 dimensional motion kinematic motion.
  • Students will be able to explain basic terminology, concepts and methods of modern science.



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