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# Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

# Physics - PHYS 211

## Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1

### 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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

211145112Phys Scien & Engin 1HYBMC5Holody P7/22/0Open\$268.00M  08:00 AM-10:18 AM WEBWEB
F  08:00 AM-10:18 AM F450
W  08:00 AM-10:18 AM WEBWEB
211145113Phys Scien & Engin 1HYBMC5Wood C9/22/0Open\$268.00T  01:00 PM-04:26 PM WEBWEB
R  01:00 PM-04:26 PM F460
211145157Phys Scien & Engin 1HYBMC5Wood C11/22/0Open\$268.00M  06:00 PM-09:26 PM WEBWEB
W  06:00 PM-09:26 PM F460

Winter; 2021; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

211115103Phys Sci & Engrs 1HYBMC5Wood C22/22/0Open\$268.00F  09:00 AM-01:35 PM WEBWEB
S  09:00 AM-12:54 PM F460

Winter; 2021; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

211115109Phys Sci & Engrs 1HYBMC5Holody P7/22/0Open\$268.00M  01:00 PM-04:26 PM WEBWEB
W  01:00 PM-04:26 PM F450
211115111Phys Sci & Engrs 1HYBMC5Wood C17/22/0Open\$268.00T R  03:00 PM-05:26 PM WEBWEB
F  03:00 PM-04:54 PM F450
211115112Phys Sci & Engrs 1HYBMC5Staff21/22/0Open\$268.00T  08:00 AM-11:25 AM WEBWEB
R  08:00 AM-11:25 AM F460

Key: Day of the Week

• T = Tuesday
• R = Thursday
• S = Saturday
• X = Sunday

Key: Class Location