# SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2021 8:53:19 AM | PHYS 40 Course Outline as of Fall 2019
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CATALOG INFORMATION |
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Discipline and Nbr: PHYS 40 | Title: CLASSICAL MECHANICS | |

Full Title: Classical Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers | ||

Last Reviewed:5/14/2018 |

Units | Course Hours per Week | Nbr of Weeks | Course Hours Total | ||||
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Maximum | 5.00 | Lecture Scheduled | 4.00 | 17.5 max. | Lecture Scheduled | 70.00 | |

Minimum | 5.00 | Lab Scheduled | 3.00 | 8 min. | Lab Scheduled | 52.50 | |

Contact DHR | 0 | Contact DHR | 0 | ||||

Contact Total | 7.00 | Contact Total | 122.50 | ||||

Non-contact DHR | 0 | Non-contact DHR Total | 0 |

Total Out of Class Hours: 140.00 | Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 |

Grading: Grade Only

Repeatability: 00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

Also Listed As:

Formerly: PHYS 4A

**Catalog Description:**

This course employs vectors and calculus to investigate translational and rotational motion, work and energy, conservation of energy and momentum, static equilibrium and universal gravitation. Intended for science and engineering students.

**Prerequisites/Corequisites:**

Completion of MATH 1A or higher (MATH)

**Recommended Preparation:**

One year of high school physics or PHYS 1

**Limits on Enrollment:**

**Schedule of Classes Information**

Description:

This course employs vectors and calculus to investigate translational and rotational motion, work and energy, conservation of energy and momentum, static equilibrium and universal gravitation. Intended for science and engineering students.

(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of MATH 1A or higher (MATH)

Recommended:One year of high school physics or 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 1982 | Inactive: | ||

Area: | C | Natural Sciences |
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CSU GE: | Transfer Area | Effective: | Inactive: | ||

B1 | Physical Science | Fall 1982 | |||

B3 | Laboratory Activity | ||||

IGETC: | Transfer Area | Effective: | Inactive: | ||

5A | Physical Sciences | Fall 1982 | |||

5C | Fulfills Lab Requirement | ||||

CSU Transfer: | Transferable | Effective: | Fall 1982 | Inactive: | |

UC Transfer: | Transferable | Effective: | Fall 1982 | Inactive: | |

C-ID: |
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CID Descriptor: PHYS 200S | Calculus-Based Physics for Scientists and Engineers: ABC | SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS40 AND PHYS41 AND PHYS42 AND PHYS43 | |||

CID Descriptor: PHYS 205 | Calculus-Based Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A | SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS40 |

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course

__COURSE CONTENT__**Student Learning Outcomes:**

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Apply physical principles and laws of classical mechanics to analyze and solve physics

problems in mechanics through critical thinking, mathematical modeling, and laboratory

experimentation.

2. Design and assemble apparatuses to measure physical phenomena.

3. Analyze and make meaningful comparisons between experiment and theory.

4. Effectively communicate ideas and processes of physics.

**Objectives:**

During this course, students will:

1. Apply the SI (Systeme International) units and metric prefixes to the solution of problems in

mechanics.

2. Use vectors to represent vector quantities in mechanics and use vector operations to solve

mechanics problems.

3. Relate the kinematics concepts and graphs of displacement, velocity, and acceleration versus

time using integration, and differentiation.

4. Solve one and two dimensional kinematics problems including free fall, projectile, and

circular motion.

5. Explain the concepts of force, inertia, and mass and apply Newton's laws to solve problems in

linear and circular motion.

6. Describe the concepts of work, energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, and power, and use

them to solve translational and rotational mechanics problems.

7. Use the concepts of linear momentum and impulse to solve problems involving elastic,

inelastic, and perfectly inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

8. Use the concepts of moment of inertia, torque, and angular momentum to solve problems

involving rotating and rolling objects and systems.

9. Calculate moments of inertia for systems of particles and solids using the parallel axis

theorem and integration.

10. Describe the conditions necessary for static equilibrium and solve problems involving static

equilibrium of rigid bodies in two dimensions.

11. Apply Kepler's Laws and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation to solve problems

involving planetary motion and the launching and orbit of satellites.

12. Place the significant advancements in mechanics on an historical timeline and within a

developmental context.

Lab Objectives:

1. Develop and conduct experiments that apply the scientific method and error analysis to

explore principles in mechanics.

2. Use manual and computerized data collection techniques to measure and analyze parameters

related to mechanics.

3. Plot, curve fit, and interpret data using a spreadsheet or another analysis tool.

**Topics and Scope**

I. Measurement and Units

A. SI (Systeme International)

B. Metric prefixes

C. Common conversions

II. Vectors

A. Vector components

B. Vector addition

C. Dot product

D. Cross product

III. Motion in One and Two Dimensions

A. Displacement, velocity, acceleration definitions

B. Instantaneous and average values of quantities

C. Integration and differentiation of motion graphs

D. Free-fall, projectile and circular motion

IV. Newton's Laws of Motion

A. Newton's First Law and static equilibrium

B. Newton's Second Law and linear and rotational dynamics

C. Newton's Third Law and the interactions of objects

V. Work and Energy

A. Definitions of work, kinetic energy and potential energy

B. Conservative and non-conservative forces

C. Conservation of energy

D. Power

E. Work-Energy Theorem

VI. Linear Momentum and Impulse

A. Definitions

B. Conservation of linear momentum

C. Elastic and inelastic collisions

D. Impulse-Momentum Theorem

VII. Rotational Motion

A. Angular position, velocity and acceleration

B. Torque

C. Moments of inertia

D. Angular momentum

E. Conservation of angular momentum

F. Newton's Second Law for rotational motion

VIII. Static Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies in Two Dimensions

IX. Universal Gravitation

A. Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

B. Kepler's Laws

C. Gravitational field and potential energy

X. Historical Development of Physics

XI. Fluid Mechanics (Optional, as time allows.)

A. Pressure-depth relationship and Pascal's Law

B. Buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle

C. Fluid dynamics and Bernoulli's Equation

Lab Topics:

I. Laboratory Safety and Procedures

II. Writing Lab Reports

III. Measurement Techniques for Mechanical Systems

A. Manual data collection with calipers, stop watches, meter sticks, etc.

B. Computerized data collection with motion detectors, force probes, etc.

IV. Data Processing and Graphing Results with Spreadsheets

V. Error Analysis

**Assignments:**

Lecture-Related Assignments:

1. Homework problem sets (12-30)

2. Quizzes (5-15)

3. Mid-term exams (3-5)

4. Reading (20-30 pages per week)

Lab-Related Assignments:

1. Laboratory experiments (12-16)

2. Written lab reports (12-16)

Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:

1. Final exam

**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 5 - 10% |
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Written lab reports | |||

Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills. | Problem Solving 15 - 35% |
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Homework problems, lab experiments | |||

Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams. | Skill Demonstrations 0 - 0% |
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None | |||

Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams. | Exams 50 - 75% |
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Quizzes, exams, final exam | |||

Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories. | Other Category 0 - 5% |
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Class participation |

**Representative Textbooks and Materials:**

Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics. 10th ed. Serway, Raymond and Jewett, John. Cengage Learning. 2019