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PH 201 - General Physics |
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Associated Term:
Fall 2023
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Understand, construct and evaluate position, velocity, acceleration graphs, motion diagrams and kinematic equations 2. Construct and evaluate velocity difference diagrams 3. Use vectors and vector addition to represent various quantities 4. Translate from one reference frame to another 5. Understand and apply Newton’s 1st Law 6. Identify forces/interactions in a situation by type and objects involved 7. Construct and evaluate free body diagrams for unfamiliar situations 8. Construct and evaluate 2nd Law equations from a FBD 9. Identify third law pairs 10. Identify direction of acceleration for uniform and non-uniform circular motion (i.e. distinguish radial from tangential acceleration) 11. Construct and evaluate energy bar graphs for unfamiliar situations (includes identifying systems, identifying types of energy present and sources of positive or negative work) 12. Construct and evaluate Conservation of Energy equations from energy bar charts (or directly from a situation) 13. Construct and evaluate momentum bar graphs for unfamiliar situations (includes identifying systems, identifying impulses) 14. Construct and evaluate Conservation of Momentum equations from momentum bar charts (or directly from a situation) 15. Construct and evaluate extended free body diagrams 16. Determine torques associated with forces and pivot point 17. Construct and evaluate 2nd Law and Rotational 2nd Law equations from an extended FBD for a static situation 18. Choose coordinate systems and determine components of vectors 19. Extract information from representations 20. Construct new representations from given ones 21. Translate from one representation to another 22. Evaluate consistency of representations and modify appropriately 23. Consider different systems, coordinate systems, reference frames and methods of analysis to arrive at a solution 24. Evaluate units in an equation 25. Perform dimensional analysis on an unfamiliar system 26. Identify assumptions 27. Evaluate special cases for solving and checking problems 28. Use solutions to make predictions 29. Check solutions based on units, reasonable fit to the question 30. Use multiple representations to determine solutions 31. Use proportional reasoning to solve problems 32. Design and conduct an observational experiment 33. Propose hypotheses for the observations 34. Design and conduct a testing experiment 35. Identify the hypotheses to be tested 36. Design a reliable experiment that tests the hypothesis 37. Distinguish between a hypothesis and a prediction 38. Make a reasonable prediction based on a hypothesis 39. Identify the assumptions made in making the prediction 40. Determine specific ways in which assumptions might affect the prediction 41. Decide whether the prediction and the outcome agree/disagree 42. Make a reasonable judgment about the hypothesis 43. Revise hypotheses when necessary 44. Design and conduct an application experiment 45. Identify the problem to be solved 46. Design a reliable experiment that solves the problem 47. Use available equipment to make measurements 48. Make judgments about the results of the experiment 49. Evaluate the results by means of an independent method 50. Identify the shortcomings in an experimental design and suggest specific improvements 51. Choose a productive mathematical procedure for solving the experimental problem 52. Identify assumptions made in using the mathematical procedure 53. Identify relevant assumptions 54. Determine specific ways in which assumptions might affect the results 55. Propose and evaluate potential experiments 56. Evaluate assumptions in an experimental set up 57. Identify and estimate measurement errors in an experiment Required Materials: Technical Requirements: |

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