## PHYS 2425 - UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I

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 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.

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

Upon completion, students will be able to:

• 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 real-world 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.