
PHY 106  Survey of Physics Credits: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 2 Practicum Hours: 0 Work Experience: 0 Course Type: Core The student is exposed to the scientific method with an emphasis on elementary problemsolving. Along with a review of basic mathematics, the topics of weights and measures, mechanics, heat, gas laws, electricity, magnetism, sound, light and modern physics are covered. Competencies
 Use units in the SI and USCS unit systems
 List the SI units
 Estimate SI measurements in equivalent USCS measurements
 Convert the SI measurements and units to equivalent units
 Classify distance, speed and acceleration in uniform rectilinear motion
 Identify distance, speed and acceleration variables in rectilinear motion
 Describe relationship between distance, speed and acceleration
 Predict changes in speed and acceleration from distance measurements of rectilinear motion
 Calculate speed and acceleration from distance measurements of rectilinear motion
 Apply Newton’s Laws of Motion in linear and circular motion influenced by friction and gravity
 Explain Newton’s Three Laws of Linear Motion
 Identify examples of Newton’s Three Laws of Linear Motion.
 Solve Newton’ Second Law of Motion
 Identify example of Newton’s Laws of Circular Motion
 Classify the principles of work, energy and power in simple mechanical systems.
 Identify work, energy and power in mechanical systems
 Estimate quantity of work, energy and power in mechanical systems.
 Compute work, energy and power in mechanical systems
 Classify the principles of heat and temperature and their relationship to specific heats, latent heats, calorimetry, and heat transfer
 Explain the principles of heat and temperature
 Explain the relationships between heat and specific heats, latent heats, calorimetry and heat transfer
 Explain the relationships between temperature and specific heats, latent heats, calorimetry and heat transfer
 Compute heat, specific heat, latent heat and heat transfer
 Apply the Laws of Thermodynamics as they apply to simple physical systems
 Define the three Laws of Thermodynamics
 Select examples demonstrating the three Laws of Thermodynamics
 Classify the basic principles governing the behavior of fluids.
 Identify the basic principles governing the behavior of fluids
 Explain the behavior of fluids.
 Discuss the mechanical properties of waves and vibrating systems
 List the mechanical properties of waves and vibrating systems.
 Select examples demonstrating the mechanical properties of waves and vibrating systems
 Apply the basic principles of electricity and magnetism and their relationship to simple electrical circuits and electromechanical devices
 Identify examples of electricity in simple electrical circuits
 Identify examples of magnetism produced by simple electrical circuits.
 Explain the relationship between electricity, magnetism and electromechanical devices
 Summarize the basic principle of electricity
 Summarize the basic principle of magnetism.
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