Oct 05, 2022
PHY 210IN - Introductory Mechanics [SUN# PHY 1121] 4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods
Calculus-based 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.
Gen-Ed: 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.
- Use the meter-kilogram-second-ampere (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.
- 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
- Newton’s laws of motion (force)
- Gravity – weight
- Centripetal force
- Work and Energy
- Physical definition of work
- Vector dot product
- Kinetic and potential energy
- Conservation of energy, work-energy theorem
- Linear Momentum
- Conservation of linear momentum
- One dimension
- Two dimensions
- Rotational Motion
- Vector cross product
- 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
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)