# Physics - PHYS 211

## Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1 (5-2) 5 Cr. Hrs.

### Course Description

This first semester, calculus-based course is designed for engineering students and science majors. Traditional topics of kinematics, dynamics, energy, fluids, heat and sound are investigated through lecture demonstrations, simulations and laboratory work.

### Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

### Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

• Analyze the motion of an object in terms of its position, velocity and acceleration.
• Analyze a system's mechanics using Newton's Laws of Motion.
• Organize forces using a free body diagram.
• Analyze a system's mechanics using conservation of energy.
• Analyze collisions using both conservation of energy and conservation of momentum.
• Analyze simple harmonic motion.
• Analyze orbital motion of satellites using Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.
• Use the principle of superposition to explain various wave phenomena.
• Assign the appropriate SI unit to a physical characteristic.
• Use significant figures when reporting calculated values.
• Classify a physical quantity either as a scalar or a vector.
• Change between polar and Cartesian vector notation.
• Add two vectors graphically and algebraically.
• Use computer simulation to model motion.
• Use a Vernier caliper.
• Use DataStudio for data acquisition.
• Develop data tables and graphs to portray the results of experimental data collection.
• Use curve fitting to analyze data.
• Identify sources of experimental error.
• Compare measured results from an experiment with calculated values derived from a mathematical model.
• Develop a conclusion based on analysis of experimental data.

### Course Schedule

CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

211145112Phys Scien & Engin 1 5Holody P\$252.001/24/8OpenM W F  08:00 AM-10:18 AM F450
211145113Phys Scien & Engin 1 5Wood C\$252.000/24/4ClosedT R  01:00 PM-04:26 PM F460
211145157Phys Scien & Engin 1 5Wood C\$252.005/24/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-09:26 PM F450

Winter; 2019; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

211115109Phys Scien & Engin 1 5Holody P\$252.0024/24/0OpenM W  01:00 PM-04:26 PM F450
211115111Phys Scien & Engin 1 5Wood C\$252.0024/24/0OpenT R  03:00 PM-05:26 PM F450
F  03:00 PM-04:54 PM F450