# Physics 1100 - Introduction to Physics

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### COURSE DESCRIPTION

Conceptual study of laws of motion, forces, energy and momentum, properties and states of matter, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 0481 with a grade of "C" or better or a qualifying score on the mathematics placement test. 4 credit hours

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### COURSE MEDIA

The Mechanical Universe: Non Calculus Version. (Twenty-three episodes)

### ORIENTATION/ATTENDANCE

Orientation is recommended.

Ten exams, ten assignments, ten lab reports, Unit 12 exam (extra credit)

### COURSE OUTLINE

 Number Required Text Video Tapes Assignment Experiment Exam Number 1 - Intro & Tools Text:  Ch 1 HB: What is Science/Physics? HB: Significance Figures & Experimental Uncertainty” HB: “Solving Problems” NONE On Campus 1 Home B Required 2 - Newton’s Laws of Motion Text: Ch 2 , 3, 4 & 5 III - 1 “The Law of Falling Bodies” III - 2 “Inertia” I - 1 “Newton’s Laws” See Handbook On Campus 2 and 3 Home C and D 1 3 - Momentum and Energy Text: Ch 6 & 7 II - 1 “Conservation of Energy” II – 2 “Conservation of Momentum” II – 3 “Angular Momentum” See Handbook On Campus 4 Home H 2 4 - Rotation and Two-Dimensional Motion Text: Ch 8, 9 & 10 I – 2 “The Apple & the Moon” III – 3 “Moving in Circles” See Handbook On Campus 5 Home F 3 5 - Atoms and Properties of Matter Text: Ch 11, 12, 13 & 14 None See Handbook On Campus 6 and 7 Home I, M 4 6 - Thermal Energy and Thermodynamics Text: Ch 15, 16, 17 & 18 IV – 3 “Temperature & Gas Laws” See Handbook On Campus 8 and 9 Home K, L, N 5 7 - Waves, Sound, and Music Text: Ch 19, 20 & 21 I – 3 “Harmonic Motion” IV – 2 "Introduction to Waves" See Handbook On Campus 10Home E 6 8 - Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetism Text: Ch 22, 23, 24 & 25 V – 1 “Electric Fields & Forces” V - 2 “Potential Difference & Capacitance” V – 4 “Simple DC Circuits” VI – 1 “Magnetic Fields” VI – 2 “Electro- magnetic Induction” VI – 3 “Alternating Currents” See Handbook On Campus 11 and 12 Home Q, R, S 7 9 - Light as Rays and Waves Text: Ch 26, 27, 28 & 29 VII – 1 “Wave Nature of Light” See Handbook On Campus 13Home O 8 10 - Light Quanta, Atom Models, and Quantum Mechanics Text: Ch 30, 31 & 32 VII – 2 “Wave–Particle Duality” VII – 3 “Models of the Atom” See Handbook On Campus - noneHome P 9 11 - Nuclear Behavior, Fundamental Particles, and Forces Text: Ch 33 & 34 II – 4 “The Fundamental Forces” See Handbook On Campus 14 10 12 - Relativity(optional) Text: Ch 35 & 36 VI – 4 “The Micheson–Morley Experiment” VII – 4 “Special Relativity” See Handbook On Campus - Handout 11

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