SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:59:31 AMPHYS 10L Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYS 10LTitle:  INTRO PHYSICS LAB  
Full Title:  Introduction to Physics Lab
Last Reviewed:2/8/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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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Experimental laboratory to accompany Physics 10.

Course Completion or Current Enrollment in PHYS 10

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Experimental laboratory to accompany Physics 10.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in PHYS 10
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B3Laboratory ActivityFall 2012Fall 2015
 B3Laboratory ActivityFall 1981Fall 2012
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5CFulfills Lab RequirementFall 2012Fall 2015
 5CFulfills Lab RequirementFall 1981Fall 2012
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.  Make measurements using a variety of measuring devices.
2.  Construct and analyze graphical data using a computer graphing program.
3.  Set up and perform physics experiments.
4.  Calculate quantities involving experimental data using calculators and/or spreadsheet calculations.
5.  Interpret and discuss the significance of experimental results.

Topics and Scope
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I. The scientific method
II. Use of computer interfaces and software for data collection and analysis
III. Relationship between unit systems
IV. Instructor will choose at least twelve of the topics below, as related to PHYS 10 lecture
    A. Kinematics
    B. Acceleration due to gravity
    C. Force and Newton's second law
    D. Conservation of energy
    E. Momentum
    F. Waves
    G. Sound waves
    H. Electrostatic charge
     I. Electric and magnetic fields
    J. Simple circuits
    K. Images from lenses
    L. Single- and double-slit interference
   M. The prism spectrometer
   N. Radioactive decay

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1. 12-17  laboratory experiments
2. 12-17  laboratory readings and reports
3. 0-1 mid-term exam: multiple choice, completion, problem solving, conceptual questions
4. Final exam: multiple choice, completion, problem solving, conceptual questions

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%
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
80 - 90%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, completion, problem solving, conceptual questions, 0-1 mid-term and 1 final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Conceptual Physics Laboratory Manual by Paul G. Hewitt, 10th edition (2006)

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