PHYS 2220  Analytical Physics 1 Credit Hours: 5.00 Prerequisites: PHYS 1180 with grade C or better; or passing score on the Physics Area Placement Test and MATH 1760 with grade C or better
(formerly PHYS 2190)
The first in a two‑semester sequence of calculus‑based physics courses for physical science and engineering students covering calculus‑based mechanics, thermodynamics, vibrations, and wave motion. The student will also perform integrated experiments dealing with the physics of mechanics, thermodynamics, vibrations, and wave motion.
Billable Contact Hours: 7
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Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific process as related to the physics of mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.Objectives  Identify the laws, models, or theories that are applicable.
 Describe the physical laws, models, and theories.
 Analyze and apply the physical laws, models and theories.
 Assess (or Evaluate) the testability of a hypothesis.
 Develop appropriate physical hypotheses.
 Analyze and interpret the success or failure of physical hypotheses.
Course Outcome
Gain a familiarization with the scientist’s usage of specialized, scientific vocabulary relating to the physics of mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics. Objectives  Define terminology.
 Recall terminology.
 Employ terminology.
Course Outcome
Explore preconceptions concerning physical interactions and develop conceptual changes to reflect basic physics concepts relating to the mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics. Objectives  Differentiate between intuitive expectations and established scientific principles through classroom discussion and laboratory exercises.
 Through lab experiments students will compare experimental results with preconceived notions.
Course Outcome
Gain experience in constructing both qualitative representations and then mathematical representations of physical situations relating to the physics mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics. Objectives  Employ coordinate systems to analyze dynamic and static situations.
 Apply dimensional and unit analysis to give meaning to, and to communicate measurements.
 Construct free body diagrams to demonstrate an understanding of various physical situations.
 Draw/sketch vectors to demonstrate an understanding of various physical situations.
 Students will utilize various mathematical methods (i.e. vector, algebra, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations, calculus, etc….) to solve mathematical equations as related to various physical situations.
 Derive mathematical equations to describe, and explain, dynamic and static situations.
 Assess the reasonableness of final mathematical solutions.
 Organize ideas to communicate understanding of mathematical and conceptual physics.
Course Outcome
Gain experience in taking accurate data, organizing and analyzing this data dealing with experiments relating to the physics of mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics. Objectives  Collect data through experimentation and observation.
 Utilize various measuring instruments to collect data.
 Analyze and interpret data to arrive at a conclusion.
 Reproduce results that are commonly accepted.
 Based upon current theoretical models make predictions about experimental outcomes.
 Compare experimental conclusions to theoretical predictions.
 Organize results and conclusions to communicate understanding of mathematical and conceptual physics.
Course Outcome
Gain a historical perspective of the development of science and scientific laws relating to the physics mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics. Objectives  Identify the historical laws, models, and theories.
 Describe the historical laws, models, and theories.
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: Communication: YES Critical Thinking: YES Quantitative Reasoning: YES Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE Lecture DESCRIBING THE MOTION OF A PARTICLE IN ONE DIMENSION (KINEMATICS)
 Displacement, Average Speed and Velocity*
 Instantaneous Speed and Velocity*
 Average and Instantaneous Acceleration*
 Using Graphs to Find Position, Velocity and Acceleration*
 Calculus Derivation of Kinematic Equations
 Equations for Motion with Constant Acceleration*
 Using Calculus to Describe Motion
 EXPLAINING MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION (Dynamics)
 Forces and Newton’s First Law of Motion*
 Combining Forces Using Vector Components*
 Mass and Newton’s Second Law of Motion*
 Weight*
 FreeBody Diagrams*
 Friction and Coefficients of Friction*
 FRAMES OF REFERENCE
 Events and Frames of Reference*
 Inertial and Noninertial Frames of Reference*
 Newtonian Relativity*
 Rotating Frames of Reference*
 PARTICLE MOTION IN TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS
 Unit Vectors
 Vector Equations of Motion
 Motion of Projectiles*
 Centripetal Force and Centripetal Acceleration*
 Uniform Circular Motion*
 Applications of Calculus
 WORK AMD ENERGY
 Vector Multiplication
 Work Done by a Constant Force*
 Work Done by a Varying Force
 Kinetic Energy & WorkEnergy Theorem*
 Power*
 POTENTIAL ENERGY & CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
 The Concept of Potential Energy*
 Gravitational Potential Energy*
 Elastic Potential Energy
 Conservative and nonconservative Forces and Potential Energy
 Conservation of Mechanical Energy
 Conservation of Energy
 MassEnergy Equation
 LINEAR MOMENTUM & COLLISIONS
 Linear Momentum & Conservation of Linear Momentum*
 Impulse
 Collisions
 System of Particles
 Motion of a System of Particles
 Center of Mass
 Rocket Propulsion
 ROTATION ABOUT A FIXED AXIS
 Rotational Variables
 Rotational Kinematics
 Rotational Energy
 Angular & Linear Quantities
 Calculating Moments of Inertia
 Torque
 Newton’s Second Law for Rotation
 Work, Power, and Energy in Rotational Motion
 ANGULAR MOMENTUM
 The Vector Product and Torque
 Newton’s Second Law in Angular Form
 Angular Momentum of a System of Particles
 Conservation of Angular Momentum
 Symmetry and Conservation Principles
 MECHANICAL OSCILLATIONS
 The Physical Basis of Oscillatory Motion
 Energy and Restoring Force in Oscillatory Motion
 Simple Harmonic Motion
 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
 Damped Harmonic Motion
 Forced Harmonic Oscillator, Resonance
 NORMAL MODES OF OSCILLATION. SOUND WAVES
 Waves on a Taut String
 Standing Waves on a String
 Normal Modes and Normal Frequencies
 Sound Waves in Air
 Intensity of Sound
 Energy Content of Waves
 The Sound Spectrum
 Sources of Sound Waves
 Standing Waves in an Air Column
 Sound and Music
 Resonance and Beats in Sound Waves
 INTRODUCTION TO THERMODYNAMICS
 Internal Energy
 Internal Energy as Microscopic Energy
 Heat
 Equivalence of Heat and Work  The First Law of Thermodynamics
 The Concept of Temperature
 Thermometers
 Scales of Temperature
 Specific Heats
 Calorimetry
 Thermal Expansion
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Heat Transfer by Radiation
 Perpetual Motion Machines
* Review Mechanics Material from Physics 1180 Labs  One Dimensional Kinematics
 Newton’s Second Law
 Kinetic Friction
 Work and Energy
 Impulse and Momentum
 Rotational Motion I
 Rotational Motion II
 Harmonic Motion
 Standing Waves
 Specific Heat and Latent Heat of Fusion
Primary Faculty Fey, Francette Secondary Faculty Skonieczny, Timothy Associate Dean Young, Randall Dean Pritchett, Marie
Official Course Syllabus  Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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