Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE ID:
OOSL-0023
Organization's ID:
PHY250
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
14 weeks (75 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Physics or Physical Science
Description

Objective:

This course objective is to start with a descriptive approach and students will first learn about kinematics-the branch of mechanics that describes motion, then the study of energy, power and momentum. These concepts will be defined rigorously. Students learn how Newton's laws need to be modified in order to avoid limitations: a few new and simple ideas introduced by Einstein. To conclude, students will learn about Heat and Thermodynamics, including the 1st and 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. This course requires knowledge of basic algebra, trigonometry, and elementary calculus.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the basic principles pertaining to Newtonian mechanics and apply these principles to solve practical problems in these areas of study.

General Topics:

  • Preliminaries, kinematics, dynamics
  • Energy, momentum, the physics of extended objects, force of gravity, fluids, relativity, oscillatory motion, waves, heat and temperature, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
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