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Winter 2023
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Syllabus Information
PH 202 - General Physics
Associated Term: Winter 2023
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Understand, distinguish and apply the concepts of angular velocity and angular acceleration
2. Understand, construct and evaluate position, velocity, acceleration graphs
3. Understand, construct and evaluate motion diagrams
4. Understand, construct and evaluate kinematic equations for rotational motion
5. Understand, relate and apply the concepts of tangential and centripetal acceleration
6. Understand and Apply Newton’s 1st Law for rotations
7. Construct and evaluate extended free body diagrams
8. Determine torques associated with forces and pivot point for an unfamiliar situation
9. Construct and evaluate 2nd Law and Rotational 2nd Law equations from an extended FBD for rotations about a fixed axis
10. Construct and evaluate angular momentum bar graphs for unfamiliar situations
11. (includes identifying systems, identifying impulses)
12. Construct and evaluate Conservation of Angular Momentum equations from momentum bar charts (or directly from a situation)
13. Understand the microscopic source of pressure
14. Use force diagrams to determine pressure of fluids as a function of depth
15. Understand and apply Archimedes’ Principle
16. Understand energy bar charts as they apply to Bernoulli’s Principle
17. Understand and apply Bernoulli’s Principle
18. Understand and apply Poisseuille’s Equation
19. Apply Newton’s Laws and Energy concepts to vibrational motion
20. Relate trigonometric functions to oscillatory behavior
21. Understand the properties of waves and how they relate to mechanical properties
22. Understand and apply the Superposition Principle to beats and standing waves
23. Apply standing waves to open and closed systems that display harmonics
24. Relate trigonometric functions to wave behavior
25. Understand and apply the ray model of light using ray diagrams
26. Understand and apply the law of reflection
27. Understand and identify images and their properties
28. Understand and apply the law of refraction
29. Understand and construct ray diagrams for curved mirrors and lenses
30. Apply distance and magnification equations for curved mirrors and lenses in both single element and multiple element arrangements
31. Translate between optics equations and ray diagrams
32. Understand and apply Huygens’ Principle to situations involving wave fronts
33. Apply the principle of superposition to interference effects
34. Identify and calculate path length difference in phenomenon displaying interference such as two slit, single slit, multi-slit and thin films
35. Choose coordinate systems and determine components of vectors
36. Extract information from representations
37. Construct new representations from given ones
38. Translate from one representation to another
39. Evaluate consistency of representations and modify appropriately
40. Consider different systems, coordinate systems, reference frames and methods of analysis to arrive at a solution
41. Evaluate units in an equation
42. Perform dimensional analysis on an unfamiliar system
43. Identify assumptions
44. Evaluate special cases for solving and checking problems
45. Use solutions to make predictions
46. Check solutions based on units, reasonable fit to the question
47. Use multiple representations to determine solutions
48. Use proportional reasoning to solve problems
49. Design and conduct an observational experiment:
50. Propose hypotheses for the observations
51. Design and conduct a testing experiment
52. Identify the hypotheses to be tested
53. Design a reliable experiment that tests the hypothesis
54. Distinguish between a hypothesis and a prediction
55. Make a reasonable prediction based on a hypothesis
56. Identify the assumptions made in making the prediction
57. Determine specific ways in which assumptions might affect the prediction
58. Decide whether the prediction and the outcome agree/disagree
59. *Make a reasonable judgment about the hypothesis 60. *Revise hypotheses when necessary
61. Design and conduct an application experiment
62. Identify the problem to be solved
63. Design a reliable experiment that solves the problem
64. Use available equipment to make measurements
65. Make judgments about the results of the experiment
66. Evaluate the results by means of an independent method
67. Identify the shortcomings in an experimental design and suggest specific improvements
68. Choose a productive mathematical procedure for solving the experimental problem
69. Identify assumptions made in using the mathematical procedure
70. Identify relevant assumptions
71. Determine specific ways in which assumptions might affect the results
72. Propose and evaluate potential experiments
73. Evaluate assumptions in an experimental set up
74. Identify and estimate measurement errors in an experiment
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