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# 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
1. Use metric units and their prefixes
1. Practice conversion between metric prefixes
2. Define Standard International (SI) Units for distance, mass, area, volume and time
3. Compare SI units for distance, mass, area, volume and time
2. Construct graphs and tables of numerical data
1. Identify independent variable and dependent variable
2. Determine differences between independent and dependent variables
3. Organize numerical data
4. Construct a graph using independent and dependent variables
3. Interpret graphs and tables of numerical data
1. Explain the relationship between independent and dependent variables
2. Develop a hypothesis from data curve
4. Define the three Laws of Motion
5. Apply the three Laws of Motion in ordinary mechanics
1. State physical examples supporting each of the three Laws of Motion
2. Solve the Second Law of Motion
6. Distinguish between work, energy, and power
1. Classify energy types
2. Apply potential and kinetic energy equation to solve for missing variable
3. Classify work
4. Classify power
7. Perform work, energy and power calculations in simple mechanical systems
1. Calculate work
2. Calculate power
3. Compare work and power
8. Evaluate mechanical advantage and efficiency for simple machines
2. Estimate the efficiency for simple machines
3. Calculate the efficiency for simple machines
9. Distinguish between the three states of matter
1. Define the three states of matter
2. Define the changes of states
10. Use Hooke’s Law to determine stress and strain for elastic materials
1. Measure stress
2. Measure strain
3. Relate stress and strain in elastic materials
4. Solve Hooke’s Law
11. Apply Hooke’s Law in a practical mechanical system
1. Identify applications of Hooke’s law
2. Predict outcomes based on Hooke’s Law
12. Use the Ideal Gas law to solve Gas Law Problems
1. State the Ideal Gas Law
2. Label components of Ideal Gas Law
3. Solve Ideal Gas Law
13. Apply specific heats, linear expansion, and heat transfer in common mechanical systems
1. Identify specific heats of solids, liquids, and gases
2. Explain linear expansion due to specific heat
3. Calculate linear expansion due to specific heat
4. Identify heat transfer in common mechanical systems
5. Calculate heat transfer in common mechanical systems
14. Apply the concepts of thermodynamic efficiency to ordinary heat engines and cooling systems
1. Define heat engines
2. Define heat pumps
3. Distinguish between heat engines and heat pumps
4. Define thermodynamic efficiency
5. Compute thermodynamic efficiency for heat engines
6. Compute thermodynamic efficiency for heat pumps
15. Use the principles of Ohm’s Law in direct current electrical circuits
1. State Ohm’s Law in direct current circuits
2. Identify components of direct current circuits
3. Solve Ohm’s Law for direct current circuits
16. Recognize the application of electromagnetic induction in motors, generators, and transformers
1. Identify electromagnetic induction in motors
2. Identify electromagnetic induction in generators
3. Identify electromagnetic induction in transformers

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