This course is the first semester of a two-semester course sequence primarily intended for those students preparing for engineering, science, or math careers. Topics include kinematics, Newton's Laws, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, rotational motion, oscillations, and fluids. The development of conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills are emphasized. Computers are used for data acquisition and analysis. The laboratory covers the preceding topics in parallel with the lecture whenever possible. Group 1 lab course.
Required Prerequisites MTH 141
, may be taken concurrently
Corequisites PHY 221L
, PHY 221R
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Define: physical quantities, physical laws, and physical process.
- Determine relevant information.
- Determine which scientific and mathematical principles apply.
- Apply appropriate conceptual problem-solving strategies.
- Apply appropriate quantitative problem-solving strategies.
- Extend the learned physical concepts to novel problem-solving scenarios.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Interact with lab partners to achieve the given objectives.
Learning How to Learn:
- Relate everyday observations of the natural world to physics concepts.
- Learn to care more deeply about the natural world.
- Learn that they CAN understand seemingly complex physical concepts.
- Learn that they CAN problem-solve beyond memorized algorithms.