
20222023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 210IN  Introductory Mechanics [SUN# PHY 1121] 4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours 3 lecture periods 3 lab periods
Calculusbased introduction to mechanics for physics, engineering, and mathematics majors. Includes nature of physics; linear motion and kinematics; dynamics; work and energy; linear momentum; and rotational motion.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 220 Information: High school physics is strongly recommended before enrolling in this course. GenEd: Meets AGEC  SCI; Meets CTE  M&S.
Course Learning Outcomes
 Show improvement in the application of physical laws when analyzing natural phenomena and the interaction of physical objects.
 Demonstrate understanding of force by predicting outcomes in a variety of physical situations.
 Evaluate graphical models of motion, and apply mathematical models to predict outcomes.
 Predict outcomes in situations involving work and energy, and apply conservation principles to solve typical real world problems.
 Predict outcomes in situations involving impulse and momentum, and apply conservation principles to collisions or explosions.
Performance Objectives:
 Use the meterkilogramsecondampere (MKSA) metric system of measurement in lab and in problem solving.
 Use specific mathematics skills (powers of 10, trigonometric functions, vectors, simultaneous equations, differentiation and integration) to solve physics problems.
 Identify and solve problems involving constant velocity and constant acceleration.
 Apply kinematics equations to solve falling body problems.
 Apply principles of algebra, calculus, and kinematics to solve projectile and circular motion problems.
 Apply Newton’s three laws of motion and principles of kinematics to solve force (dynamics) problems.
 Apply concepts of work and energy to solve problems in mechanics.
 Apply concepts of momentum and impulse (including conservation) to solve collision and separation problems.
 Apply concepts of rotational kinematics and dynamics to problems involving rotational motion.
 Apply principles of conservation of energy and angular momentum to solve problems involving rotational motion.
 Apply Newton’s law of Universal Gravitation to solve problems involving the Earth’s gravitational field and orbital and planetary motion.
 Apply concepts of simple harmonic motion to a variety of applicable physical phenomena.
Outline:
 Nature of Physics
 Science and scientific method
 Fundamental and derived quantities
 Linear Motion and Kinematics
 One dimensional kinematics
 Constant velocity motion
 Constant acceleration (kinematic equations – falling bodies)
 Two dimensional kinematics
 Vector addition and components
 Projectile motion
 Circular motion
 Dynamics
 Newton’s laws of motion (force)
 Gravity – weight
 Friction
 Centripetal force
 Work and Energy
 Physical definition of work
 Vector dot product
 Kinetic and potential energy
 Conservation of energy, workenergy theorem
 Linear Momentum
 Impulse
 Conservation of linear momentum
 One dimension
 Two dimensions
 Rotational Motion
 Vector cross product
 Kinematics
 Dynamics
 Angular momentum
 Rotational work and energy
 Laws of Universal Gravitational
 The gravitational field
 Gravitational potential energy
 Planetary orbits
 Simple Harmonic Motion
 Hooke’s law forces
 Position, velocity, and acceleration in simple harmonic motion
 Energy conservation in simple harmonic motion

