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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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific process as related to the physics of mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.
- 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.
Gain a familiarization with the scientist’s usage of specialized, scientific vocabulary relating to the physics of mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.
- Define terminology.
- Recall terminology.
- Employ terminology.
Explore preconceptions concerning physical interactions and develop conceptual changes to reflect basic physics concepts relating to the mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.
- 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.
Gain experience in constructing both qualitative representations and then mathematical representations of physical situations relating to the physics mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.
- 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.
Gain experience in taking accurate data, organizing and analyzing this data dealing with experiments relating to the physics of mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.
- 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.
Gain a historical perspective of the development of science and scientific laws relating to the physics mechanics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.
- 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:
Critical Thinking: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- 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*
- Free-Body Diagrams*
- Friction and Coefficients of Friction*
- FRAMES OF REFERENCE
- Events and Frames of Reference*
- Inertial and Non-inertial 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 & Work-Energy Theorem*
- POTENTIAL ENERGY & CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
- The Concept of Potential Energy*
- Gravitational Potential Energy*
- Elastic Potential Energy
- Conservative and non-conservative Forces and Potential Energy
- Conservation of Mechanical Energy
- Conservation of Energy
- Mass-Energy Equation
- LINEAR MOMENTUM & COLLISIONS
- Linear Momentum & Conservation of Linear Momentum*
- 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
- 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
- Equivalence of Heat and Work - The First Law of Thermodynamics
- The Concept of Temperature
- Scales of Temperature
- Specific Heats
- Thermal Expansion
- Heat Transfer by Conduction
- Heat Transfer by Radiation
- Perpetual Motion Machines
* Review Mechanics Material from Physics 1180
- 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
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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