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Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division | |||||

PHYS 6 | INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS | Summer 2011 | |||

5 hours lecture. | 5 Units | ||||

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 60
(Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12) | |||||

Lecture Hours: 5 |
Lab Hours: | Lecture/Lab: | |||

Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below. | |||||

Repeatability - | |||||

Statement: | Not Repeatable. | ||||

Status - | |||||

Course Status: Active | Grading: Letter Grade with P/NP option | ||||

Degree Status: Applicable | Credit Status: Credit | ||||

GE Status: Non-GE | |||||

Articulation Office Information - | |||||

Transferability: Both | Validation: | ||||

1. Description - | ||

Lectures, demonstrations, and problems in mechanics, electricity and magnetism. | ||

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 48C. | ||

Co-requisite: None | ||

Advisory: None | ||

2. Course Objectives - | ||

The student will be able to: - make deductions from the laws of physics
- analyze problem situations mathematically
- derive special formulas from general principles
- identify a problem in a new situation and apply his/her knowledge to unfamiliar situations
- assess the limitations of physics laws
- understand how different cultures have contributed to Physics
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3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - | ||

- When taught on campus: none.
- When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with e-mail software and capabilities; e-mail address; Java-script enabled Internet browsing software.
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4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - | ||

- Fundamental Ideas
- Dimensional Analysis (units)
- Scientific Notation
- Algebra
- Trigonometry
- Analytic Geometry
- Limits
- Elementary Calculus
- Kinematics
- Speed, Velocity
- Acceleration
- Free Fall
- Vector Addition of Velocities
- Trajectories
- Circular Motion
- Forces
- Mass, Weight
- Newton's Laws of Motion
- Vector Addition of Forces
- Friction
- Newton's Law of Gravitation
- Free Body Diagrams
- Torque
- Solution of Statics and Dynamic Problems
- Energy and Momentum
- Work
- Potential Energy
- Kinetic Energy
- Power
- Conservation of Power
- Linear Momentum
- Collisions
- Conservation of Momentum
- Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics
- Speed Acceleration
- Rotational Inertia
- Rotational Kinetic Energy
- Angular Momentum
- Electrostatics
- Coulomb's Law
- Electric Fields
- Electric Potential
- Capacitance
- Dielectrics
- Circuit Properties
- Current, Resistance, Ohm's Law
- Electrical Power
- Resistivity
- Series and Parallel Circuits
- Meters
- Magnetism
- Magnetic Field
- Sources of Magnetic Fields
- Earth's Magnetism
- Induced emf
- Inductance
- Contributions Made to Physics
- Individuals
- Cultures
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5. Repeatability - Moved to header area. | ||

6. Methods of Evaluation - | ||

- Assignments
- Two in-term tests
- Final comprehensive examination
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7. Representative Text(s) - | ||

Walker, James S. Physics. 4th ed. Prentice Hall, 2010. When taught via Foothill Global Access: supplemental lectures, handouts, tests and assignments delivered via e-mail and/or Internet; feedback on tests and assignments delivered via e-mail and/or Internet; class discussion may be delivered in chat rooms, list-serves and newsgroups. | ||

8. Disciplines - | ||

Physics | ||

9. Method of Instruction - | ||

Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Demonstration. | ||

10. Lab Content - | ||

Not applicable. | ||

11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section. | ||

12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - | ||

- Students will be expected to complete weekly problem sets as homework.
- Students will be expected to read the material in the text prior to the lectures.
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13. Need/Justification - | ||

This course is a required core course for the AS degree in General Studies Science. |

Course status: | Active | |

Last updated: | 2012-02-15 15:07:17 |

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