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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 problem-solving. 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
  1. Use units in the SI and USCS unit systems
    1. List the SI units
    2. Estimate SI measurements in equivalent USCS measurements
    3. Convert the SI measurements and units to equivalent units
  2. Classify distance, speed and acceleration in uniform rectilinear motion
    1. Identify distance, speed and acceleration variables in rectilinear motion
    2. Describe relationship between distance, speed and acceleration
    3. Predict changes in speed and acceleration from distance measure­ments of rectilinear motion
    4. Calculate speed and acceleration from distance measurements of rectilinear motion 
  3. Apply Newton’s Laws of Motion in linear and circular motion influenced by friction and gravity
    1. Explain Newton’s Three Laws of Linear Motion
    2. Identify examples of Newton’s Three Laws of Linear Motion.
    3. Solve Newton’ Second Law of Motion
    4. Identify example of Newton’s Laws of Circular Motion
  4. Classify the principles of work, energy and power in simple mechanical systems.
    1. Identify work, energy and power in mechanical systems
    2. Estimate quantity of work, energy and power in mechanical sys­tems.
    3. Compute work, energy and power in mechanical systems
  5. Classify the principles of heat and temperature and their relationship to specific heats, latent heats, calorimetry, and heat transfer
    1. Explain the principles of heat and temperature
    2. Explain the relationships between heat and specific heats, latent heats, calorim­etry and heat transfer
    3. Explain the relationships between temperature and specific heats, latent heats, calorimetry and heat transfer
    4. Compute heat, specific heat, latent heat and heat transfer
  6. Apply the Laws of Thermodynamics as they apply to simple physical systems
    1. Define the three Laws of Thermodynamics
    2. Select examples demonstrating the three Laws of Thermodynamics
  7. Classify the basic principles governing the behavior of fluids.
    1. Identify the basic principles governing the behavior of fluids
    2. Explain the behavior of fluids.
  8. Discuss the mechanical properties of waves and vibrating systems
    1. List the mechanical properties of waves and vibrating systems.
    2. Select examples demonstrating the mechanical properties of waves and vibrat­ing systems
  9. Apply the basic principles of electricity and magnetism and their relation­ship to simple electrical circuits and electromechanical devices
    1. Identify examples of electricity in simple electrical circuits
    2. Identify examples of magnetism produced by simple electrical circuits.
    3. Explain the relationship between electricity, magnetism and electro­mechanical devices
    4. Summarize the basic principle of electricity
    5. Summarize the basic principle of magnetism.



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