Dec 06, 2023
PHY 150 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I PHY 1121.
Description: Principles of mechanics. Kinematics, dynamics, systems of particles, equilibrium, fluids, gravitation, and oscillations, with calculus applications. For engineering and physics majors.
Prerequisites: MAT 220 . One year of high school physics or PHY 111 /PHY 112 is strongly recommended. Reading Proficiency.
General Education Competency: Scientific Literacy
- Kinematics and dynamics of individual particles and systems of particles.
- Newton's laws of motion
- Linear and rotational motion
- Kinetic and potential energy
- Equilibrium and statics
- Fluid statics and dynamics
- Conservation laws: linear momentum, angular momentum, energy
- Evaluate qualitatively and quantitatively the kinematics and dynamics of constant velocity motion, constant acceleration motion, projectile motion, uniform circular motion, collisions and explosions, rotational motion, equilibrium, orbital motion, and simple harmonic motion. (1-8, 10,11)
- Analyze the behavior of ideal fluids. (9)
- Apply Newton's laws to physical problems. (2,3,7,10)
- Apply conservation laws to physical problems. (11)
- Use scientific reasoning to evaluate physical and natural phenomena. (1-11)
- Identify the unifying themes of the scientific field of study. (1-11)
- Interpret the numerical and/or graphical presentation of scientific data. (1-11)
- Use the tools and equipment necessary for basic scientific analysis and research. (1-11)
- Record the results of investigation through writing. (1-11)
- Convey the intent, method and result of a laboratory experiment in writing.