Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division
PHYS 2AMGENERAL PHYSICS - CALCULUS SUPPLEMENTFall 2012
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 07/01/2012

1. Description -
Application of calculus to physics topics and problems in mechanics.
Prerequisite: MATH 1A.
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1B and PHYS 2A.
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Apply calculus to problems in kinematics.
  2. Solve F=ma problems with Non-Constant Forces
  3. Apply calculus to Work-Energy problems
  4. Apply calculus Momentum/Impulse problems
  5. Calculate quantities involved in rotational motion
  6. Solve problems involving Newtonian Gravity
  7. Interpret Simple Harmonic Oscillators in terms of differential equations
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Apply calculus to problems in kinematics.
    1. Review of Derivatives
      1. Concept of a Limit
      2. Concept of a Derivative
      3. Derivatives of Polynomials
      4. Derivatives of Other Functions
      5. Product Rule and Chain Rule
    2. Velocity and Acceleration with Derivatives
      1. Definitions of Average Velocity and Acceleration
      2. Velocity and Acceleration as Derivatives
      3. Graphical Interpretations
    3. Review of Integration
      1. Indefinite Integrals
      2. Definite Integrals
    4. Kinematics with Integration
      1. Position and Velocity from Acceleration
      2. Formulae for Constant Acceleration
      3. Graphical Interpretations
  2. Solve F=ma problems with Non-Constant Forces
    1. F=ma with Forces that are a function of position
      1. The General Approach
      2. Hooke's Law
      3. 1/r^2 Forces
    2. Velocity-Dependent Forces
      1. Drag Proportional to Velocity
      2. Drag Proportional to the Square of Velocity
  3. Apply calculus to Work-Energy problems
    1. Potential Energy of Non-Constant Forces
    2. Power
    3. Energy Diagrams
  4. Apply calculus Momentum/Impulse problems
    1. Impulse
    2. Momentum with changing mass
  5. Calculate quantities involved in rotational motion
    1. Relationship to Linear Mechanics
    2. Center of Mass
    3. Moment of Inertia Calculations
  6. Solve problems involving Newtonian Gravity
    1. Work
    2. Potential energy
  7. Interpret Simple Harmonic Oscillators in terms of differential equations
    1. What is a Differential Equation?
    2. Solutions to a Second-Order Differential Equation
    3. The Role of Initial Conditions
    4. Energy in Simple Harmonic Oscillators
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Weekly assignments
  2. Midterms
  3. Final examination
7. Representative Text(s) -
Instructor-generated materials. Text at the level of Halliday and Resnick optional.

8. Disciplines -
Physics
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, 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 -
Homework Problems: Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material ranging from 5-15 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.

Lecture: One hour per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the AS degree in General Studies Science.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-21 20:43:54


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines