Heartland Community College Master Course Syllabus Division: Math and Science Course Prefix and number: PHYS 173 Course Title: Fluids & Thermal Physics DATE PREPARED: February, 1997 DATE REVISED: August, 2003 PCS/CIP/ID NO.: 1.1400801-01 IAI NO. (if available): EGR 913 EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS: CREDIT HOURS: 2 CONTACT HOURS: LECTURE HOURS: 2 LABORATORY HOURS: 1 CATALOG DESCRIPTION (Include specific prerequisites): Prerequisite: PHYS 171 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 163. This is the third course in a calculus-based physics sequence for students in engineering, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Topics include fluid motion, propagation of heat and sound, temperature and kinetic theory of gases, heat capacity and latent heat, first law of thermodynamics, heat engines and the second law, and introduction to statistical mechanics. Laboratory activities stress development of measurement, observational, and analytical skills, and are based on lecture topics. Students will not receive credit for both PHYS 173 and PHYS 162. TEXTBOOK(S): Six Ideas that Shaped Physics: Unit T, Some Processes Are Irreversible, Second Edition, Moore. RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND TRANSFERABILITY: PHYS 173 fulfills 2 of the 7(A.A.) or 8(A.S.) semester hours of credit in the Life/Physical Sciences required for the A.A. or A.S. degree. It also satisfies the laboratory requirement for the A.A. degree. PHYS 173 should transfer as part of the General Education Core Curriculum described in the Illinois Articulation Initiative to other Illinois colleges and universities participating in the IAI. However, students should consult an academic advisor for transfer information regarding particular institutions. Refer to the IAI web page for information as well at www.itransfer.org COURSE OBJECTIVES (Learning Outcomes): Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. 2. apply the following physics concepts to solve problems based on physical situations and explain theoretical concepts. Temperature Ideal Gases and Gas Processes Macrostates and Microstates The Second Law Temperature and Entropy Calculating Entropy Changes Heat Engines reflect on theoretical concepts and test conjectures against known results, analyze physical data, formulate a method of solution, and clearly articulate the method of solution and why it was chosen, recommend alternate solutions PS3, CT4 Homework Tests Laboratory assignments Rubric Student self/peer assessment Homework Tests COURSE/LAB OUTLINE: 1. 2. 3. 4. Temperature & Heat Ideal Gases Kinetic Theory of Gases Entropy & The Second Law METHOD OF EVALUATION (Tests/Exams, Grading System): Methods of evaluation will include laboratory reports (25%), exams (50%), and a final exam (25%). REQUIRED WRITING AND READING: There will be reading assignments from the textbook to be read prior to discussion in class. It is essential that students be able to clearly describe not only how a solution was obtained, but also what the solution means. Therefore, writing will be important in the homework assignments, exams and particularly for the laboratory reports.