## Course Content and Outcome Guide for PHY 211 Effective Fall 2015

- Course Number:
- PHY 211
- Course Title:
- General Physics (Calculus)
- Credit Hours:
- 5
- Lecture Hours:
- 40
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- 0
- Lab Hours:
- 30
- Special Fee:
- $12.00

#### Course Description

Topics include concepts in mechanics and their relationship to practical applications for science and engineering majors. Prerequisites: MTH 251 and MTH 252 and their prerequisite requirements. Prerequisites/concurrent: MTH 252. Audit available.#### Addendum to Course Description

This is a calculus-based physics course required for students majoring in engineering, physics and chemistry. The course is transferable to other baccalaureate engineering programs. Students should be aware of the program requirements of the institutions to which they wish to

transfer. This course conforms with the Oregon Block Transfer program.

#### Intended Outcomes for the course

After completion of this course, students will

1) Apply knowledge of motion, forces, energy, and circular motion to explain natural physical processes and related technological advances.

2) Use an understanding of calculus along with physical principles to effectively solve problems encountered in everyday life, further study in science, and in the professional world.

3) Design experiments and acquire data in order to explore physical principles, effectively communicate results, and critically evaluate related scientific studies.

4) Assess the contributions of physics to our evolving understanding of global change and sustainability while placing the development of physics in its historical and cultural context.

#### Course Activities and Design

Principles and techniques are presented through lectures and class demonstrations. Students must register for lecture, one recitation, and one lab. Laboratory work will be performed in order to clarify certain facts in the lecture materials.

#### Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The methods may include one or more of the following tools: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, laboratory reports, research papers, small group problem solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual

experience, oral presentations, or maintenance of a personal lab manual.

Specific evaluation procedures will be given in class. In general, grading will be based on accumulated points from homework assignments, tests, final exam, and labs.

#### Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1.0 VECTORS

Goal: The goal is to gain knowledge and develop skills in the use of

vectors and vector operations.

Objectives:

1.1 To learn the definitions of

a. vector addition and subtraction

b. multiplication of a vector by a scalar

c. the two types of vector multiplication (dot product and

cross product).

1.2 Demonstrate the use of unit vectors, particularly those

for a Cartesian coordinate system.

2.0 MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION

Goal: The goal is to gain knowledge and develop skills in the use of the

definitions pertaining to particle motion, and the equations for

the case of one dimensional motion.

Objectives:

2.1 To learn and understand the definitions pertaining to

particle motion. Of prime importance are those of position,

velocity (both average and instantaneous), and acceleration.

Although the main concern of the rest of the material is

one-dimensional motion, the student should learn the

definitions in their full vector form. This is important for

future study (e.g. motion in a plane).

2.2 To learn thoroughly the meaning and use of the equations for

the case of one-dimensional motion with constant acceleration.

A large number of the problems a student solves turn out to

involve this special but very important case.

3.0 MOTION IN A PLANE

Goal: The goal is to gain knowledge and develop an understanding of the

principles of two simultaneous motions and of uniform circular motion.

Objectives:

3.1 To learn to apply the previous equations to each of the

two components of motion for the case of acceleration

which is constant (both in magnitude and direction). No new

formulas are required. Of extreme physical importance is the

case of projectile motion. The student should strive to

understand this as two simultaneous motions (one in the x and

one in the y direction).

3.2 To learn the somewhat more difficult case of uniform

circular motion in which the acceleration is constant in

magnitude but not in direction.

3.3 To learn to relate the description of the motion of a

particle with respect to a second (moving) coordinate system.

Of particular importance is the relation between the two

velocity descriptions.

4.0 PARTICLE DYNAMICS

Goal: The goal is to gain knowledge and develop skills in the application of

Newton's three laws.

Objectives:

4.1 To understand Newton's three laws.

a. Motion in the absence of forces.

b. Relationship among force, mass, and acceleration.

c. Action and reaction force pairs.

4.2 Apply Newton's laws to problems.

4.3 Describe the properties of static friction and kinetic

friction.

5.0 WORK AND ENERGY

Goal: The goal is to develop an understanding of the distinction between

conservative and non-conservative forces.

Objectives:

5.1 To understand the distinction between conservative and

non-conservative forces which determines whether or not one can

define a potential energy associated with the force.

5.2 To learn how to compute the potential energy associated

with a given conservative force.

5.3 Use the concept of conservation of mechanical energy in

problem solving.

5.4 Explain how to handle non-conservative forces.

6.0 CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM

Goal: The goal is to gain knowledge and develop skills in the application of

the principle of conservation of linear momentum.

Objectives:

6.1 Explain the concept of the center of mass of multiple

particles or of a rigid body.

6.2 Describe the motion of the center of mass in collisions.

6.3 Define the total linear momentum of a system and

understand the concept of the conservation of this linear

momentum.

6.4 Demonstrate the application of the conservation of linear

momentum principle.

7.0 COLLISIONS

Goal: The goal is to gain an understanding of collisions.

Objectives:

7.1 Define impulse and its relationship to change in

momentum.

7.2 Distinguish between elastic and inelastic

collisions.

8.0 ROTATIONAL KINEMATICS

Goal: The goal is to gain knowledge and develop an understanding of rotational

kinematics.

Objectives:

8.1 Define the following quantities and use them in solving problems:

a. Angular position

b. Angular velocity

c. Angular acceleration

8.2 Understand the vector description of angular motion.

9.0 ROTATIONAL DYNAMICS

Goal: The goal is to gain knowledge and develop skills in solving problems

involving combined rotation and translation.

Objectives:

9.1 Define the vectors torque and angular momentum, and the basic

equation which relates the two.

9.2 Define rotational inertia and rotational kinetic energy

and explain how to calculate these quantities.

9.3 Discuss and explain fixed axis rotational dynamics.

9.4 Demonstrate problem solving with combined rotation and

translation.

9.5 Discuss rolling about a fixed direction axis along a

surface without slipping.

10.0 EQUILIBRIUM OF RIGID BODIES

Goal: The goal is to gain knowledge and develop skills in applying the

basic equations of static equilibrium.

Objective:

10.1 Apply the basic equations of static equilibrium to problems.

EACH WEEK, LABS WILL BE PERFORMED THAT CORRESPOND TO THE MATERIAL

COVERED IN THE LECTURE SESSIONS.

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