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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:
PHYS 20  Title:
GENERAL PHYSICS PART I 

Full Title:
General Physics Lecture Part I 
Last Reviewed:4/22/2019 
Units  Course Hours per Week   Nbr of Weeks  Course Hours Total 
Maximum  3.00  Lecture Scheduled  3.00  17.5 max.  Lecture Scheduled  52.50 
Minimum  3.00  Lab Scheduled  0  8 min.  Lab Scheduled  0 
 Contact DHR  0   Contact DHR  0 
 Contact Total  3.00   Contact Total  52.50 

 Noncontact DHR  0   Noncontact DHR Total  0 
 Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00  Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50  
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grading:
Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:
00  Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
Formerly:
PHYS 2A
Catalog Description:
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This course uses vectors and algebra to investigate translational and rotational motion, Newton's laws, conservation of momentum and energy, oscillations, mechanical waves (including sound), fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics.
Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 20L; AND
Course Completion of MATH 25 and MATH 58 OR Completion of MATH 27 or higher (MATH) OR appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Recommended Preparation:
One year of high school physics; OR Course Completion of PHYS 1
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Description:
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This course uses vectors and algebra to investigate translational and rotational motion, Newton's laws, conservation of momentum and energy, oscillations, mechanical waves (including sound), fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 20L; AND
Course Completion of MATH 25 and MATH 58 OR Completion of MATH 27 or higher (MATH) OR appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Recommended:One year of high school physics; OR Course Completion of PHYS 1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00  Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Associate Degree:  Effective:  Fall 1981
 Inactive:  Fall 2021

Area:  C
 Natural Sciences


CSU GE:  Transfer Area   Effective:  Inactive: 
 B1  Physical Science  Fall 1981  Fall 2021 

IGETC:  Transfer Area   Effective:  Inactive: 
 5A  Physical Sciences  Fall 1981  Fall 2021 

CSU Transfer:  Transferable  Effective:  Fall 1981  Inactive:  Fall 2021 

UC Transfer:  Transferable  Effective:  Fall 1981  Inactive:  Fall 2021 

CID: 
CID Descriptor: PHYS 100S  Algebra/TrigonometryBased Physics: AB  SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS20 AND PHYS20L AND PHYS21 AND PHYS21L 
CID Descriptor: PHYS 105  Algebra/TrigonometryBased Physics A  SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS20 AND PHYS20L 
Certificate/Major Applicable:
Major Applicable Course
COURSE CONTENT
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Apply physics principles and laws to analyze and solve physics problems in mechanics, fluids,
waves, and thermodynamics through critical thinking, problem solving, mathematical
modeling, and laboratory experimentation.
2. Measure and analyze realworld experimental data related to principles of physics, including
appropriate use of units and significant figures.
Objectives:
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Students will be able to:
1. Convert to and from various units.
2. Perform algebraic operations with scalars and vectors.
3. Predict the future trajectory of an object in two dimensions with uniform acceleration.
4. Use Newton's laws of motion to analyze a physical situation with multiple constant forces
acting on a point mass.
5. Identify various forms of energy and analyze a physical situation using concepts of work and
energy.
6. Define momentum and use the conservation of momentum principle to solve problems related
to elastic and inelastic collisions.
7. Describe and analyze static and dynamic extended systems using the concepts of torque and
angular acceleration.
8. Define physical properties of solids and fluids, pressure, and buoyant force.
9. Explain laws of thermodynamics and the physics of heat, temperature, and thermal energy.
10. Describe concepts of waves, vibration and oscillation, and discuss their applications in the
analysis of pendulum, sound, and interference.
Topics and Scope
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I. Units and Measurements
II. Vectors and Scalars
A. Vector components
B. Vector addition
III. Translational Kinematics in One and Two Dimensions
A. Displacement, velocity, and acceleration
B. Instantaneous and average values of quantities
C. Relationships between motion graphs
D. Freefall, projectile, and circular motion
IV. Newton's Laws of Motion
A. Newton's three laws
B. Types of forces including tension, friction, gravitational, and normal
V. Work and Energy
A. Definitions of work, kinetic energy and potential energy
B. WorkEnergy Theorem
C. Conservative and nonconservative forces
D. Conservation of energy
E. Power
VI. Momentum
A. Conservation of linear momentum
B. Elastic and inelastic collisions
C. ImpulseMomentum Theorem
VII. Rotational Motion
A. Angular position, velocity and acceleration
B. Torque, Newton's Second Law for torques, and static equilibrium
C. Moments of inertia
D. Angular momentum
VIII. Solids and Fluids
A. Pressuredepth relationship and Pascal's Law
B. Buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle
C. Fluid dynamics and Bernoulli's Equation
IX. Simple Harmonic Motion
A. Equations of motion for oscillations
B. Pendulum and spring systems
X. Mechanical Waves and Sound
A. Speed, frequency, and wavelength
B. Traveling and standing waves
C. Doppler effect
XI. Laws of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
A. Temperature and heat
B. Heat transfer
C. Ideal gas law and kinetic theory
D. First and second laws of thermodynamics
E. Entropy
F. Heat engine cycles
Assignments:
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1. Homework problem sets (12  20)
2. Quizzes (0  15)
3. Exams (3  5)
4. Final exam
5. Reading 2040 pages per week
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.  Writing 0  0% 
None  
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course. 

Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or noncomputational problem solving skills.  Problem Solving 15  35% 
Homework problem sets  
Skill Demonstrations: All skillbased and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.  Skill Demonstrations 0  0% 
None  
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.  Exams 65  85% 
Quizzes, objective and problem solving exams  
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.  Other Category 0  0% 
None  
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Physics. 11th ed. Cutnell, John and Johnson, Kenneth and Young, David and Stadler, Shane. Wiley. 2018
College Physics: A Strategic Approach. 4th ed. Knight, Randall and Jones, Brian and Field, Stuart.. Pearson. 2018
Essentials of College Physics, Serway, Raymond and Vuille, Chris. Cengage Learning. 2007 (Classic)
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