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8/12/2020 8:14:16 PMPHYS 11 Course Outline as of Summer 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYS 11Title:  CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS  
Full Title:  Conceptual Physics
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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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Introduction to the principles of classical and modern physics emphasizing basic concepts and topics such as mechanics, light, sound, quantum physics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and particle physics.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MATH 150 OR MATH 150B OR MATH 151 OR higher (MATH) OR appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the principles of classical and modern physics emphasizing basic concepts and topics such as mechanics, light, sound, quantum physics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and particle physics.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MATH 150 OR MATH 150B OR MATH 151 OR higher (MATH) OR appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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 2011
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 2011
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesFall 2011
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
C-ID:

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.  Explain the basic principles underlying the physics of motion, matter, heat, sound, electricity,
    magnetism, waves, light, atomic and nuclear theories.
2.  Apply the scientific method and lab skills to investigate and evaluate physical phenomena.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Explain motion in one dimension, including free fall, and use Newton's Laws to solve
      problems related to motion.
2.   Explain the states of matter and atomic and nuclear theory.
3.   Define temperature, thermal energy, heat transfer, and explain the effect of thermal energy on
      materials.
4.   Describe different types of waves, wave propagation, and wave interference.
5.   Describe static electricity, the field associated with charges, and the force between various
      charges.
6.   Interpret series and parallel circuits using Ohm's law.
7.   Define magnetism, Ampere's Law, Faraday's law of induction, and their practical
     applications.
8.   Explain full electromagnetic spectrum, visible optics/colors, and optical components and
      systems.
9.   Describe the concepts related to relativity, quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear
      physics.  
10. Apply laboratory techniques including computer data acquisition and analysis tools to
      observe, measure and experiment with physical phenomena.

Topics and Scope
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I. Mechanics
    A. Linear motion
    B. Nonlinear motion
    C. Newton's laws of motion
    D. Momentum
    E. Energy
    F. Rotational motion
    G. Gravity
    H. Satellite motion
II. Properties of Matter
    A. Atomic nature of matter
    B. Solids
    C. Liquids
    D. Gases and plasmas
III. Heat
    A. Temperature, heat and expansion
    B. Heat transfer
    C. Change of state
IV. Sound
    A. Vibrations and waves
    B. Sound
    C. Musical sounds
V. Electricity and Magnetism
    A. Electrostatics
    B. Electric current
    C. Magnetism
    D. Electromagnetic induction
VI. Light
    A. Properties of light
    B. Color
    C. Reflection and refraction
    D. Light waves
    E. Light emission
    F. Light quanta
VII. Atomic and Nuclear Physics
    A. The atom
     B. Atomic nucleus and radioactivity
    C. Nuclear fission and fusion
VIII. Laboratory Skills
    A. Laboratory safety
    B. SI (System Internationale) and metric units
    C. Using calipers, stopwatches, metersticks, etc. to make measurements on mechanical
         systems
    D. Using computers and motion detectors to make measurements on mechanical systems
    E. Using spreadsheets to record data and to calculate and analyze experimental results
    F. Constructing graphs using computer graphing programs
    G. Uncertainty and error analysis
    H. Numerical and graphical analysis of data

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Reading assignments (approximately one textbook chapter per week)
2. Homework assignments (12-16)
3. Quizzes (5-16)
4. Exams (2-4)
5. Final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Laboratory readings and reports (12-17)
2. Laboratory exams (0-3)
3. Special project, such as demonstrations and video presentations (0-1)

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
10 - 20%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework assignments
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
60 - 70%
Exams, laboratory exams, quizzes, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Special project, class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Conceptual Physics. 12th ed. Hewitt, Paul. Addison Wesley. 2014 (classic)
Conceptual Physics Fundamentals. Hewitt, Paul. Addison Wesley. 2008 (classic)
Conceptual Physics Laboratory Manual. Hewitt, Paul. Addison Wesley. 2008 (classic)

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