**PHYSICS 101**

**I.
****General Education Objectives**

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Learn the
fundamentals of mechanics, energy and momentum conservation, oscillations and
waves, fluids, and thermal physics.

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Develop critical thinking and problem
solving skills as demonstrated in multi-step conceptual and numerical problem
solving listed below

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Demonstrate the ability to relate
physics concepts to other disciplines through assignments that include topical,
real world problems.

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Develop an appreciation of the
historical and contemporary impact of physics on daily life as demonstrated
through written assignments or presentations

**II.
****Physics Learning Outcomes**

**A. Demonstrate competence (through quizzes and tests) in numerical
problem solving in the following areas:**

á Correctly use
units, unit conversions and significant figures in all of the following

á Apply kinematic
equations to calculate distance, time or velocity under the conditions of
constant acceleration including free fall.

á Express vectors
in component form. Add two or more vectors together.

á Apply kinematic
equations and vector methods to solve problems involving objects projected horizontally
and at an angle.

á Apply Newtons
laws, free-body diagrams and vector methods to solve one and two-dimensional
problems related to objects in equilibrium and accelerating objects including
objects in uniform circular motion. Forces include gravitational force, spring
force (Hookes Law), friction, normal force, tension and buoyant force.

á Solve problems
based on the work-energy theorem and conservation of energy including
frictional energy loss, kinetic energy, gravitational and spring potential
energy.

á Solve one and two
dimensional problems involving elastic and inelastic collisions.

á Solve problems related to centripetal force, moment of inertia and
angular momentum.

á Apply the
relationship between wave speed, frequency, and wavelength to solve problems.

á Use the Doppler
effect to determine the direction of a frequency shift where there is relative
motion between a source and an observer.

á Use Archimedes
principle, PascalÕs Law and the Bernoulli equation to solve fluid problems.

á Define specific
and latent heats and solve related problems. Explain the laws of thermodynamics
and apply cycle analysis to simple ideal heat engines and calculate the
efficiency.

**B.
****Demonstrate
conceptual understanding (through quizzes, projects and tests) of the following
topics:**

á Describe the processes of scientific method, understand the use
of significant figures in measurements and calculations, and distinguish
between Metric and English system of units.

á Identify
displacement, distance traveled, speed, velocity, and acceleration in various
scenarios

á Recognize the difference
between scalar and vector quantities

á Employ Newtons
Laws to explain systems with constant or changing motion

á Use energy
conservation to discuss real life situations

á Use the concept
of linear and angular momentum conservation to analyze real life situations.
Identify elastic and inelastic collisions and discuss momentum and energy
conservation.

á Recognize the
difference between the scientific and ordinary definitions of work. Understand
work-energy theorem, conservation of energy, and power.

á Identify the
conditions of simple harmonic motion and list systems that are modeled as SHM.**
**Explain how displacement, velocity, and acceleration change as an object
undergoes simple harmonic motion.

á Understand the
definition of a wave and model appropriate systems as waves.

á Explain centripetal force, moment of inertia and angular momentum.
Understand how angular momentum conservation plays an important role certain
real life situations.

á Apply Archimedes
principle and the Bernoulli Equation to evaluate flow through a system in real
life situations.

Understand the
connection between heat and mechanical work. Define specific and latent heats.
Explain the laws of thermodynamics.