The course is an introductory physics course intended for students majoring in science or engineering. This course is the first of a three-quarter sequence. Course content includes the laws of motion, energy, momentum, and static equilibrium.

### Prerequisites

Calculus I (Math& 151) or concurrent enrollment

Quarters Offered

Fall

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

- Use vector mathematics including component algebra, unit vectors, and the scalar product.
- Convert between different units of all sorts, and correctly use significant figures.
- Solve various problems using the problem-solving strategy of drawing a suitable diagram, listing the knowns and unknowns, deriving a proper equation, substituting for the given values, and obtaining a numerical value for the unknown.
- Solve problems involving constant acceleration in one and two dimensions, including chase, circular motion, and projectile motion problems.
- Apply Newton's laws of motion to the solution of problems, including those involving linear, two-dimensional, circular, and rotational motion.
- State the conservation principles of mass, energy, and momentum, and apply these principles to problems involving linear, two-dimensional, circular, and rotational motion.
- Present clearly explained problem solutions.
- Present experimental results in clearly written laboratory reports.

Institutional Outcomes

IO2

**Quantitative Reasoning:**Students will be able to reason mathematically.Course Content Outline

- Measurement and Vectors

Standards of length, mass, and time

Scalar and vector quantities

Unit vectors and components

Addition of vectors, multiplication of vectors by scalars, and scalar products - Motion in One Dimension

Speed and velocity

Acceleration

Motion with constant acceleration

Freefall - Two-dimensional motion

Projectile motion

Uniform circular motion - The Laws of Motion

Inertial mass

Newton's laws of motion

Weight

Friction

Applications of Newton’s laws - Work and Energy

Work

Kinetic energy

Potential energy

Conservation of energy

Power - Momentum

Momentum and impulse

Collisions

Center of mass - Rotational Motion

Angular concepts

Torque and rotational inertia

Rolling motion

Angular momentum

Static equilibrium - Gravitation (if time permits)

Newton’s law of gravitation

Gravitational potential energy

Kepler’s laws of orbital motion 1. Electric Charge and Electric Field

Department Guidelines

Exams and Quizzes 50-60% Homework 20-30% Laboratory Reports 20%

PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.