
PHY 710  Technical Physics Credits: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2 Practicum Hours: 0 Work Experience: 0 Course Type: Voc/Tech A physics course for students of technology. Topics include forces, work, energy, heat, electricity and magnetism with a strong emphasis on practical applications. Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MAT 772 or MAT 129 or MAT 130 Competencies
 Use metric units and their prefixes
 Practice conversion between metric prefixes
 Define Standard International (SI) Units for distance, mass, area, volume and time
 Compare SI units for distance, mass, area, volume and time
 Construct graphs and tables of numerical data
 Identify independent variable and dependent variable
 Determine differences between independent and dependent variables
 Organize numerical data
 Construct a graph using independent and dependent variables
 Interpret graphs and tables of numerical data
 Explain the relationship between independent and dependent variables
 Develop a hypothesis from data curve
 Define the three Laws of Motion
 Apply the three Laws of Motion in ordinary mechanics
 State physical examples supporting each of the three Laws of Motion
 Solve the Second Law of Motion
 Distinguish between work, energy, and power
 Classify energy types
 Apply potential and kinetic energy equation to solve for missing variable
 Classify work
 Classify power
 Perform work, energy and power calculations in simple mechanical systems
 Calculate work
 Calculate power
 Compare work and power
 Evaluate mechanical advantage and efficiency for simple machines
 Classify mechanical advantage
 Estimate the efficiency for simple machines
 Calculate the efficiency for simple machines
 Distinguish between the three states of matter
 Define the three states of matter
 Define the changes of states
 Use Hooke’s Law to determine stress and strain for elastic materials
 Measure stress
 Measure strain
 Relate stress and strain in elastic materials
 Solve Hooke’s Law
 Apply Hooke’s Law in a practical mechanical system
 Identify applications of Hooke’s law
 Predict outcomes based on Hooke’s Law
 Use the Ideal Gas law to solve Gas Law Problems
 State the Ideal Gas Law
 Label components of Ideal Gas Law
 Solve Ideal Gas Law
 Apply specific heats, linear expansion, and heat transfer in common mechanical systems
 Identify specific heats of solids, liquids, and gases
 Explain linear expansion due to specific heat
 Calculate linear expansion due to specific heat
 Identify heat transfer in common mechanical systems
 Calculate heat transfer in common mechanical systems
 Apply the concepts of thermodynamic efficiency to ordinary heat engines and cooling systems
 Define heat engines
 Define heat pumps
 Distinguish between heat engines and heat pumps
 Define thermodynamic efficiency
 Compute thermodynamic efficiency for heat engines
 Compute thermodynamic efficiency for heat pumps
 Use the principles of Ohm’s Law in direct current electrical circuits
 State Ohm’s Law in direct current circuits
 Identify components of direct current circuits
 Solve Ohm’s Law for direct current circuits
 Recognize the application of electromagnetic induction in motors, generators, and transformers
 Identify electromagnetic induction in motors
 Identify electromagnetic induction in generators
 Identify electromagnetic induction in transformers
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