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# ATMT 1950 - Science-Physics 1: Mechanics

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: ATAM 2150  or consent of apprenticeship coordinator

A study of measurement; molecular motion; liquid pressure and Pascal’s law; force systems; rectilinear motion; work power and energy; momentum and simple machine elements. Emphasis is on practical application utilizing the English engineering system of units.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use the metric and the N.A.S. units of measurements to solve physics problems.

Objectives:

1. Given a set of IP measurements, the student will determine the length, area, and volume of rectangular and cylindrical objects to an accuracy of 70%.
2. Given a set of metric measurements, the student will determine the length, area, and volume of rectangular and cylindrical objects to an accuracy of 70%.
3. Given a set of IP dimensions, the student will determine the metric equivalent to an accuracy of 70%.
4. Given a set of metric dimensions, the student will determine the IP equivalent to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to distinguish between weight and mass.

Objectives:

1. Given the formula F=ma, the student will identify F as the weight, m as the mass and a as the acceleration or gravity to an accuracy of 100%.
2. Given the formula F=ma and a series of realistic situations using IP and metric units, the student will determine the weight or the mass of an object to an accuracy of 70%.
3. Given the formula F=ma and the various effects of gravity on earth and the moon using IP and metric units, the student will determine the weight or the mass of an object to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to state the law of conservation of momentum and apply it to physical problems.

Objectives:

1. Given final exam questions, the student will identify the definition of Newton’s Third Law, to an accuracy of 70%.
2. Given final exam questions, the student will identify the definition of momentum, to an accuracy of 70%.
3. Given the formula p=mv, the student will identify p as the momentum, m as the mass and v as the velocity to an accuracy of 100%.
4. Given the formulas p=mv and p1=p2 and a series of realistic situations using IP and metric units, the student will prove the conservation of momentum, to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the concept of work and apply it to practical problems.

Objectives:

1. Given final exam questions, the student will identify the definition of work, to an accuracy of 70%.
2. Given the formula W=Fs, the student will identify W as work, F as the force applied in the direction of motion and s as the displacement to an accuracy of 100%.
3. Given the formula W=Fs and a series of realistic situations using IP and metric units, the student will determine the work performed, force applied or displacement of an object to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe how a machine is used to transfer energy from one place to another.

Objectives:

1. Given final exam questions, the student will identify the definitions of effort, resistance, and mechanical advantage, to an accuracy of 70%.
2. Given the formula FRxsR=FExsE and a series of realistic situations using IP and metric units, the student will determine the mechanical advantage, force or distance to an accuracy of 70%.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

1. Measurement and the Metric System
2. Vectors: Magnitude and Displacement
3. Motion: Velocity and Acceleration
4. Force: Inertia, Acceleration, Friction, Gravity & Weight
5. Force: Action & Reaction, Momentum, Collisions
6. Force: Concurrent Forces, Concurrent Forces in Equilibrium
7. Force: Torque, Parallel Forces, Center of Gravity
8. Work and Energy: Work, Power
9. Work and Energy: Energy, Conservation of Energy
10. Rotational Motion: Measurement, Curved Path, Gears, Pulleys
11. Simple Machines: Mechanical Advantage, Levers, Wheel and Axle, Pulleys
12. Simple Machines: Inclined Plane, Screw, Compound Machines
13. Matier: Properties of Matier, Solids, Liquids, Gases, Density

Primary Faculty
Gordon, Victoria
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088