Master Syllabus

Applied Physics

I. BASIC COURSE INFORMATION

  1. Course Title: Applied Physics
  2. Course Number: PHY150
  3. Course Name: Physics
  4. Credit Hours: 4 (Lab)
  5. Semesters Offered: Fall/Spring
  6. Prerequisite: COM 101 Advanced Reading: Speed and Comprehension, MAT 110 Algebra II or MTT 125 Machine Tool Math II

 

II. COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is an algebra-based course with some trig designed for students in the technologies including nanotechnology. The course provides the student with an integrated view of how basic concepts of physics are applied to mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal systems. The course uses every-day examples to show how these concepts are applied. It stresses accurate measurements, and the recording and manipulation of data.

III. RATIONALE OF COURSE

This course is designed for those students seeking an Associates degree in a technological field, such as HVAC or nanotechnology. The course emphasizes how physics governs the workings of their area of technology as well as it applies to daily life.

IV. COURSE COMPETENCIES

  1. The student will be able to manipulate and calculate units in both the English and the International System (SI) of measure.
  2. The student will be able to verify problem solution with the use of dimensional analysis.
  3. The student will be able to employ vector addition to find resultant and component vectors.
  4. The student will be able to use time and distance to solve velocity and acceleration problems.
  5. The student will be able to explain and apply Newton's Three Laws of Motion.
  6. The student will be able to solve every-day problems involving force, friction, work, power, energy, and momentum.
  7. The student will be able to solve problems involving torque and rotational motion.
  8. The student will be able to apply Pascal's, Archemedes', and Bernoulli's principles in the solution of fluid problems.
  9. The student will be able to calculate the transmission of heat through various substances and under various conditions.
  10. The student will be able to explain the properties of wave motion.
  11. The student will be able to calculate the speed, frequency, wavelength and intensity of sound waves.
  12. The student will be able to explain how the characteristics of light are applied to photometry.
  13. The student will be able to demonstrate how images are formed by various mirrors and lenses.
  14. The student will be able to describe the three components of current electricity and apply them using Ohm's Law.
  15. The student will demonstrate how the relationship between the flow of electricity and magnetic fields is applied to motors and generators.