Physics 2425 - University Physics I

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Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus, for science, computer science, and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in lecture involving the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion and physical systems; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. This laboratory is integrated with the lecture.
Measurable Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will: Determine the components of linear motion (displacement, velocity, and acceleration), and especially motion under conditions of constant acceleration. Solve problems involving forces and work. Apply Newton’s laws to physical problems. Identify the different types of energy. Solve problems using principles of conservation of energy. Define the principles of impulse, momentum, and collisions. Use principles of impulse and momentum to solve problems. Determine the location of the center of mass and center of rotation for rigid bodies in motion. Discuss rotational kinematics and dynamics and the relationship between linear and rotational motion. Solve problems involving rotational and linear motion. Define equilibrium, including the different types of equilibrium. Discuss simple harmonic motion and its application to real-world problems. Prepare laboratory reports that clearly communicate experiment information in a logical and scientific manner. Conduct basic laboratory experiments involving classical mechanics. Relate physical observations and measurements involving classical mechanics to theoretical principles. Evaluate the accuracy of physical measurements and the potential sources of error in the measurements. Design fundamental experiments involving principles of classical mechanics. Identify appropriate sources of information for conducting laboratory experiments involving classical mechanics.