SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:00:15 AMPHYS 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYS 10Title:  DESCRIPTIVE PHYSICS  
Full Title:  Descriptive Physics
Last Reviewed:4/19/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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
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Catalog Description:
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Descriptive survey of principles of classical and modern physics emphasizing basic concepts, which may include some problem solving using elementary algebra.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of MATH 150B or higher (V1) and Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 10L OR Completion of MATH 151 or higher (V1) and Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 10L


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Descriptive survey of principles of classical and modern physics emphasizing basic concepts, which may include some problem solving using elementary algebra.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of MATH 150B or higher (V1) and Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 10L OR Completion of MATH 151 or higher (V1) and Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 10L
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 1981Fall 2015
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesFall 1981Fall 2015
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course students should be able to do the following:
 
1.  Explain motion in one dimension including free fall, and use Newton's laws to solve problems related to motion.
2.  Define force, energy, momentum, impulse, and describe the relationship between these parameters.
3.  Describe types of rotational motion and their application to the movement of planets.
4.  Explain the states of matter, and atomic and nuclear theory.
5.  Define temperature, thermal energy and heat transfer and the effect of thermal energy on materials.
6.  Describe different types of waves, their propagation and interference.
7.  Describe static electricity, the field associated with charges and the force between various charges.
8.  Interpret series/parallel circuits and Ohm's law.
9.  Define magnetism, Ampere's law, Faraday's law of induction and their practical applications.
10.  Explain full electromagnetic spectrum, visible optics/colors and optical components and systems.
11.  Describe the wave interference phenomenon.
12.  Describe the concepts related to relativity, quantum physics, atomic physics and nuclear physics.  

Topics and Scope
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1.  The scientific method
2.  Mechanics
     a. linear motion
     b. nonlinear motion
     c. Newton's law of motion
     d. momentum
     e. energy
     f. rotational motion
     g. gravity
     h. satellite motion
3.  Properties of matter
     a. atomic nature of matter
     b. solids
     c. liquids
     d. gases and plasmas
4.  Heat
     a. temperature, heat and expansion
     b. heat transfer
     c. change of state
5.  Sound
     a. vibrations and waves
     b. sound
     c. musical sounds
6.  Electricity and magnetism
     a. electrostatics
     b. electric current
     c. magnetism
     d. electromagnetic induction
7.  Light
     a. properties of light
     b. color
     c. reflection and refraction
     d. light waves
     e. light emission
     f. light quanta
8.  Atomic and nuclear physics
     a. the atom
      b. atomic nucleus and radioactivity
     c. nuclear fission and fusion
9.  Relativity
     a. special theory of relativity
     b. general theory of relativity

Assignments:
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1. Read approximately one chapter of textbook per week
2. Homework problems: 12-16
3. Quizzes: 5-16
4. Midterm exams: 2-4
5. Special project(s)/class participation: 0-1
6. Final exam: 1

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 this course includes essay exams that fulfil the writing component of the course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems
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
70 - 80%
Objective examinations: essay (short conceptual questions), multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion; 2-4 mid-term exam(s) and 1 final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Special project(s), class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Conceptual Physics by Hewitt, 11th ed., Addison Wesley, 2009

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