# Physics

## Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1 (5-2) 5 Cr. Hrs.

### Course Description

This first semester, calculus-based course is designed for engineering students and science majors. Traditional topics of kinematics, dynamics, energy, fluids, heat and sound are investigated through lecture demonstrations, simulations and laboratory work.

### Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

### Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

• Analyze the motion of an object in terms of its position, velocity and acceleration.
• Analyze a system's mechanics using Newton's Laws of Motion.
• Organize forces using a free body diagram.
• Analyze a system's mechanics using conservation of energy.
• Analyze collisions using both conservation of energy and conservation of momentum.
• Analyze simple harmonic motion.
• Analyze orbital motion of satellites using Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.
• Use the principle of superposition to explain various wave phenomena.
• Assign the appropriate SI unit to a physical characteristic.
• Use significant figures when reporting calculated values.
• Classify a physical quantity either as a scalar or a vector.
• Change between polar and Cartesian vector notation.
• Add two vectors graphically and algebraically.
• Use computer simulation to model motion.
• Use a Vernier caliper.
• Use DataStudio for data acquisition.
• Develop data tables and graphs to portray the results of experimental data collection.
• Use curve fitting to analyze data.
• Identify sources of experimental error.
• Compare measured results from an experiment with calculated values derived from a mathematical model.
• Develop a conclusion based on analysis of experimental data.

### Course Schedule

CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2016; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/29/2016

211145112Phys for Scientists & Engrs 1 5Holody P\$226.003/24/0Open
 M W F 08:00AM-10:18AM F450
211145113Phys for Scientists & Engrs 1 5Wood C\$226.005/24/0Open
 T R 01:00PM-04:26PM F460
211145115Phys for Scientists & Engrs 1 5Staff\$226.0023/24/0Open
 F S 09:00AM-12:26PM F460
211145157Phys for Scientists & Engrs 1 5Wood C\$226.004/24/0Open
 M W 06:00PM-09:26PM F450

Spring; 2016; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2016

211125125Phys for Scientists & Engrs 1 5Pearse M\$202.000/24/0Closed
 M T W R 08:00AM-11:38AM F460
211125126Phys For Scientists & Engrs 1 5Janes C\$202.000/24/0Closed
 M T W R 01:00PM-04:38PM F450

Spring; 2016; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 05/09/2016

211125129Phys for Scientists & Engrs 1 5Wood C\$202.0016/24/0Open
 M T W R 04:00PM-06:09PM F460

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