SRJC Course Outlines

8/17/2022 1:38:58 PMPHYS 20A Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYS 20ATitle:  GENERAL PHYSICS PART I  
Full Title:  General Physics Part I
Last Reviewed:4/8/2019

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
Also Listed As: 
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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:
Completion of MATH 27 or higher (MATH) OR Course Completion of MATH 25 and MATH 58 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:Completion of MATH 27 or higher (MATH) OR Course Completion of MATH 25 and MATH 58 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 2020
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 2020
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesFall 2020
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: PHYS 100S Algebra/Trigonometry-Based Physics: AB SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS20 AND PHYS20L AND PHYS21 AND PHYS21L OR PHYS20A AND PHYS20B
 CID Descriptor: PHYS 105 Algebra/Trigonometry-Based Physics A SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS20 AND PHYS20L OR PHYS20A

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.
 
Lab objectives:
1. Conduct experiments that apply the scientific method and error analysis to explore physics
principles.
2. Use manual and computerized data collection techniques to measure and analyze parameters
related to physics.
3. Plot, curve fit, and interpret data using a spreadsheet or other analysis tool.

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
 
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:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Homework problem sets (12 - 20)
2. Quizzes (0 - 15)
3. Midterm exams (3 - 5)
4. Final exam
 
Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Individual and/or group lab experiments and reports (12-16)

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 - 25%
Lab reports (individual and/or group)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
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
50 - 75%
Quizzes, midterm exams, and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Lecture and laboratory participation


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)
Instructor-prepared lab manual

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