SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 9:17:02 AMPHYS 20 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYS 20Title:  GENERAL PHYSICS PART I  
Full Title:  General Physics Lecture Part I
Last Reviewed:4/22/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total 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
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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:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 1981Fall 2021
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesFall 1981Fall 2021
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2021
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2021
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: PHYS 100S Algebra/Trigonometry-Based Physics: AB SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS20 AND PHYS20L AND PHYS21 AND PHYS21L
 CID Descriptor: PHYS 105 Algebra/Trigonometry-Based 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 real-world experimental data related to principles of physics, including
    appropriate use of units and significant figures.

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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. Free-fall, 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. Work-Energy Theorem
     C. Conservative and non-conservative forces
     D. Conservation of energy
     E. Power
VI. Momentum
     A. Conservation of linear momentum
     B. Elastic and inelastic collisions
     C. Impulse-Momentum 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. Pressure-depth 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 20-40 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 non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 35%
Homework problem sets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based 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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