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.

EVALUATION/GRADING

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

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

 7 - Waves, Sound, and Music

 Text: Ch 19, 20 & 21

I – 3 “Harmonic Motion”

IV – 2 "Introduction to Waves"

See Handbook

On Campus 10
Home E

 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

 9 - Light as Rays and Waves

 Text: Ch 26, 27, 28 & 29

 VII – 1 “Wave Nature of Light”

See Handbook

On Campus 13
Home O

 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 - none
Home P

 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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