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Heartland Community College Master Course Syllabus Division: Math and Science Course Prefix and number: PHYS 161 Course Title: College Physics I DATE PREPARED: February 7, 1996 DATE REVISED: September 2011 PCS/CIP/ID NO.: 11-400801 IAI NO. (if available): P1 900L EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS: August 2012 CREDIT HOURS: 5 CONTACT HOURS: 6 LECTURE HOURS: 4 LABORATORY HOURS: 2 CATALOG DESCRIPTION (Include specific prerequisites): Prerequisite: MATH 109 with a grade of C or better or assessment with MATH 128 or equivalent recommended. The first semester of a year-long general physics course, based on mathematics through algebra and trigonometry, but not including calculus. Topics include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound. Laboratory activities stress development of measurement, observational, and analytical skills, and are based on lecture topics. TEXTBOOK(S): Cutnell, John D. and Kenneth W. Johnson. Physics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND TRANSFERABILITY: PHYS 161 fulfills 5 of the semester hours of credit in Life and Physical Science required for the A.A. or A.S. degree. This course 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. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: COURSE OUTCOMES 1. Add and subtract vectors. 2. Solve kinematics problems involving constant acceleration. 3. State and apply Newton’s laws of motion to problems involving linear motion, circular motion, and friction. 4. State and apply the law of conservation of energy. 5. State and apply the law of conservation of linear momentum. 6. Solve problems using concepts of rotational kinematics and dynamics. 7. State the important characteristics of simple harmonic motion. 8. State and apply the basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics. 9. State and apply the laws of thermodynamics. 10. State the methods of heat transfer and solve heat transfer problems. 11. State and apply the ideal gas law. 12. Demonstrate knowledge of relationships between physics concepts. 13. Apply inductive and deductive reasoning to solve problems. GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES: PS3, CT3, CO1 RANGE OF ASSESSMENT METHODS: Exams, Quizzes, Labs, Homework, Group Work Exercises COURSE OUTLINE: 1. Introduction to the science of physics a. Scientific measurement; errors b. Coordinate systems; trigonometry review 2. Motion in one dimension; speed, acceleration, and freely falling objects 3. Vectors and two dimensional motion a. Velocity and acceleration as vector quantities b. Projectile motion 4. Newton’s Laws of Motion 5. Work and energy 6. Momentum and collisions 7. Circular motion; gravitation 8. Rotational motion a. Angular velocity, angular acceleration, and torque b. Angular momentum 9. Solids and fluids; pressure 10. Sound; wave motion a. Interference, reflection, and diffraction of waves 11. Hooke’s Law a. Simple harmonic motion 12. Thermal physics a. Heat and temperature 13. Thermodynamics LAB OUTLINE: 1. Graph Matching 2. Ball Toss 3. Force Table and the Vector Addition of Forces 4. Projectile Motion 5. Newton’s 2nd Law 6. Determining g on an Incline 7. Newton’s Third Law 8. Static and Kinetic Friction 9. Momentum, Energy, and Collisions 10. Work and Energy 11. Energy of a Tossed Ball 12. Ballistic Pendulum 13. Centripetal Acceleration 14. Ideal Gas Law 15. Simple Harmonic Motion 16. Sound Waves and Beats METHOD OF EVALUATION (Tests/Exams, Grading System): Evaluation Method Final Exam Exams Labs Quizzes Homework % of Final Grade 20-30% 40-60% 15-25% 0-10% 0-10% Total 100% Grading Policy: 90% will guarantee a grade of at least A 80% will guarantee a grade of at least B 70% will guarantee a grade of at least C 60% will guarantee a grade of at least D REQUIRED WRITING AND READING: Students are expected to read the material in the textbook for each section studied. Required writings will be part of most assignments and exams as students explain how they found the solution, describe their solution graphically, and interpret their answer in the context of the problem.