Catalog Description: 
First of a two semester calculusbased general physics sequence.
Models static and dynamic mechanical phenomena by classical methods
for basic analysis, prediction, and problem solving. Experiments
provide practice in measurement, data analysis, and illustrations of
physical principles. Vector analysis and standard SI units are
utilized. Topics include kinematics, Newton’s Laws, work and energy,
momentum and impulse, and rotational kinematics and dynamics. Three
lecture periods and three hours of laboratory per week. Meets General Education
Laboratory Science requirement. (Offered spring
semester only.)

Prerequisites: 
MATH 111 Calculus I with a C or better

Required Course Materials: 
Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewitt, Physics for Scientist and Engineers, 8^{th} edition, Cengage Brain, 2010 with Enhanced WebAssign

Course Coordinator: 
Abaz Kryemadhi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics

Course Audience: 
Required for engineering, mathematics, chemistry, and physics majors.
Recommended for computer science majors.

Course Objectives: 
 Students will be able to use classical methods to handle (e.g. describe, classify,
analyze, model, and/or predict) physical phenomena of the mechanics following
inductive (experimental) and deductive (rational) scientific methods.
 Students will develop analytical skills appropriate to solve both symbolic and numerical problems involving quantities associated with the topical phenomena.
 Students will be able to describe the role physical quantities and principles play in existing environmental and technological systems.
The mission of the Mathematical Sciences General Education component is:
 to educate students in excellent problem solving skills and the quantitative analysis of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, and Computer Science,
 to challenge students to live out their faith in their vocation as they become servant leaders in society, church , and the world, and
 encourages the development of
knowledge, skills, and attitudes of intellect, character, and faith that Christians use in
lives of service, leadership and reconciliation.

Topics: 
Lecture/Discussion:
 Introduction: models, measurements, units, precision,
estimates and vectors
 Kinematics of linear motion
 Newton’s laws
 Work and energy
 Momentum
 Mechanics of rotation
Laboratory Experiments:
 Measurements & Uncertainties
 Velocity and Acceleration
 Static Equilibrium: Force Table
 Verification of Dynamics
 Projectile Motion Experiment
 Uniform Circular Motion
 Ballistic Pendulum/Range Fall
 Static Equilibrium of Torques
 Bridge Project
 Rotational Dynamics

