  
Student Learning Outcomes 
 Students should understand the following basic concepts from Electricity: Charges, electric forces and electric field.
 Students should understand the following basic concepts from mechanics: Kinematics, Newton's Laws, Energy, and Momentum

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


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

Special Facilities and/or Equipment  
  When taught on campus: none.
 When taught via Foothill Global Access: ongoing access to computer with email software and capabilities; email address; Javascript enabled Internet browsing software.

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

Methods of Evaluation  
  Assignments
 Two interm tests
 Final comprehensive examination

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 email and/or Internet; feedback on tests and assignments delivered via email and/or Internet; class discussion may be delivered in chat rooms, listserves and newsgroups.

Disciplines  
 Physics


Method of Instruction  
 Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Demonstration.


Lab Content  
 Not applicable.


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.
