Jan 28, 2023
PHYS 1081 - Introductory Physics I Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 5Lab 2
Course Description: This course is the first of a comprehensive two-semester sequence in introductory physics. The topics of kinematics, vectors, rotational motion, gravity, energy, and oscillatory motion are introduced at the level of calculus. The course presents these topics as a foundation for further studies in science while at the same time developing problem-solving skills that will be useful for students in practically any endeavor they choose to undertake.
3 Natural Science
Prerequisite(s): MATH 1081 or concurrent enrollment.
Recommendation: High school physics or PHYS 1020 .
- Kinematics Vectors One-Dimensional Motion Two-Dimensional Motion
- Circular Motion Uniform Non-uniform
- Momentum Impulse and Momentum Conservation of Momentum Collisions
- Newton¿s Laws of Motion Inertia Forces and Acceleration Interactions Between Objects
- Rotational Motion Rotational Kinematics Torque Angular Momentum Rotational Energy
- Work and Energy Definition of Work. Kinetic Energy Potential Energy Conservation of Energy
- Universal Gravitation Orbits Gravitational Energy Escape Velocity
- Oscillations Simple Harmonic Oscillator Simple Pendulum Damping Forces Driving Forces
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Analyze one- and two-dimensional motion of objects using vectors, trigonometry, and calculus.
- Apply Newtons Laws of Motion to situations and problems involving forces.
- Analyze circular and rotational motion in terms of forces and kinematic variables.
- Solve problems involving collisions using the vector properties of momentum and momentum conservation.
- Analyze oscillatory motion using calculus techniques.
- Demonstrate a high degree of problem-solving skill.
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