 Basic Course Information
 Lecture—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.
 Lab—The required laboratory activities will reinforce the lecture material.
 Any required prerequisites: C or higher in Math 2413 or equivalent.
 Required grade for enrolling in the next course in this sequence: Need a C or higher in PHYS 2425 in order to take PHYS 2426.
 Student Learning Outcomes
 Lecture
 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.
 Lab
 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
 The midterm and final exam must be proctored by an approved organization. (Ask your instructor for more details.)
 Students are allowed to use their book, notes, and a calculator while testing.
 Students are NOT allowed to use cell phones or access the internet.
 Major Course Requirements
 There will be 4 major chapter exams.
 There will be 8 lab assignments. Students are not allowed to take the final exam until at least 5 unit lab writeups are completed.
 There will be a midterm exam.
 There will be a comprehensive final exam.
 Information on Books and Other Course Materials
 Online access required for all classes – MasteringPhysics contains University Physics (ebook) with Master Access, 14th edition, Young and Freeman ISBN 9780133978216. Additional textbook is optional. ISBN 9780321973610.
 Lab kits will be required: You will need to purchase an escience Lab Kit.
The Lab kit # is 2601. These are sold through the WTC bookstore.
 Calculators: Required
 Mastering Physics Access Card: This can be purchased as a standalone item or with the textbook. ISBN: 9780133978216 – Stand alone.
 Grading Breakdown  Please refer to the first day handout for specifics.
 Other Policies, Procedures and important dates. Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the
following
 Campus Calendar
 Final exam schedule
 How to drop a class
 Withdrawal information
 Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
 Students with disabilities
 Course Content
Chapter 
Topic 
Mechanics 
1 
Units, Physical Quantities, and Vectors 
2 
Motion Along a Straight Line 
3 
Motion in Two or Three Dimensions 
4 
Newton’s Laws 
5 
Applying Newton’s Laws 
6 
Work and KineticEnergy 
7 
Potential Energy and Energy Conservation 
8 
Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions 
9 
Rotation of Rigid Bodies 
10 
Dynamics of Rotational Motion 
11 
Equilibrium and Elasticity 
12 
Fluid Mechanics 
13 
Gravitation 
14 
Periodic Motion 
Waves and Acoustics 
15 
Mechanical Waves 
16 
Sound and Hearing 
Thermodynamics 
17 
Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium 
18 
Thermal Properties of Matter 
19 
The First Law of Thermodynamics 
20 
The Second Law of Thermodynamics 
Disclaimer: Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
Last Modified:
October 30, 2018
