 Basic Course Information
 Course Description: Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus, for science, computer science, and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in lecture involving the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion and physical systems; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.
 Any required prerequisites: Students must make a C or better in Math 2413 (Calculus I).
 Online course content is administered through the college’s learning management system (LMS), Moodle, also called eCampus. A link to eCampus can be found on my.wtc.edu and to Moodle (the big M with a graduation cap) on the college’s home page, www.wtc.edu.
 Student Learning Outcomes
 Determine the components of linear motion (displacement, velocity, and acceleration), and especially motion under conditions of constant acceleration.
 Solve problems involving forces and work.
 Apply Newton's laws to physical problems.
 Identify the different types of energy.
 Solve problems using principles of conservation of energy.
 Define the principles of impulse, momentum, and collisions.
 Use principles of impulse and momentum to solve problems.
 Determine the location of the center of mass and center of rotation for rigid bodies in motion.
 Discuss rotational kinematics and dynamics and the relationship between linear and rotational motion.
 Solve problems involving rotational and linear motion.
 Define equilibrium, including the different types of equilibrium.
 Discuss simple harmonic motion and its application to realworld problems.
 Solve problems involving the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.
 Prepare laboratory reports that clearly communicate experimental information in a logical and scientific manner.
 Conduct basic laboratory experiments involving classical mechanics.
 Relate physical observations and measurements involving classical mechanics to theoretical principles.
 Evaluate the accuracy of physical measurements and the potential sources of error in the measurements.
 Design fundamental experiments involving principles of classical mechanics.
 Identify appropriate sources of information for conducting laboratory experiments involving classical mechanics.
 Testing Requirements – Online Students Only
 Students are required to have their midterm and final exam proctored by an approved testing organization.
 Students are allowed to use their book, notes and calculator while testing. Students are NOT allowed to use cell phones or access the internet during the exam.
 Major Course Requirements
 There will be 3 major chapter exams.
 There will be a comprehensive final exam.
 Grading System
 See the First Day Handout for the percentages of the average in this course and the letter
grade breakdown for the final grade.
 Information on Books and Other Course Materials
 Book: University Physics, 14th edition, Volume 1, Young and Freeman ISBN 9780321973610. Since the homework will come from WebAssign, in order to save money, older editions of the text are acceptable.
 LabPaq kit will be REQUIRED You will need to purchase a LabPaq kit from the WTC Bookstore or HandsOn Labs, www.LabPaq.com. LP2232PK01, Code: PK1
 WebAssign will be REQUIRED (this will require a credit card ~$30.00) to www.webassign.net
 Calculators: Required.
 Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
 Campus Calendar
 Final Exam schedule
 How to drop a class
 Withdrawal information
 Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
 Class Attendance
 Students with disabilities.
 Topics for this course
 MECHANICS
 Units, Physical Quantities, and Vectors
 Motion Along a Straight Line
 Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
 Newton’s Law of Motion
 Applying Newton’s Laws
 Work and Kinetic Energy
 Potential Energy and Energy conservation
 Momentum, Impulse and Collisions
 Rotation of Ridged Bodies
 Dynamics of Rotational Motion
 Equilibrium and Elasticity
 Fluid Mechanics
 Gravitation
 Periodic Motion
 WAVES and ACUSTICS
 Mechanical Waves
 Sound and Hearing
 THERMODYNAMICS
 Temperature and Heat
 Thermal Properties of Matter
 The First Law of Thermodynamics
 The Second Law of Thermodynamic
Last Modified:
August 24, 2017
