PREREQUISITES: MAT 108

A physics course taught on the algebraic and trigonometric level. Mechanics and heat are studied. Topics include vectors, kinematics, Newtonâ€™s law, static equilibrium, work and energy rotational kinematics, rotational dynamics, simple harmonic motion, heat and thermodynamics.

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to

- Identify the forces that affect observed motions of nature.
- Describe the conservation laws as they apply to mechanics.
- Use mathematics in solving physics problems.
- Apply data reduction techniques in laboratory experiments.

LISTED TOPICS:

- Measurements
- Vectors
- One and Two Dimensional Kinematics
- Newton's Laws of Motion
- Work, Energy, and Conservation of Mechanical Energy
- Linear Momentum and Collisions
- Rotational Kinematics and Rotational Dynamics
- Vibration - Oscillatory Motion
- Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics
- Kinetic Theory of Gas

**Comments:**

The courses is entirely online. Homework is not collected but there is a weekly online quiz that follows the homework. Each lesson generally has a quiz and a laboratory. The labs are presented as virtual equipment similar to those in a real laboratory. There is no separate lab manual.

Problems are mostly one-step algebra. Some problems involve trigonometry; however, the trigonometry information is given, so no knowledge of trig is necessary.

There are four exams including the final, which is not comprehensive.

The textbook used in the course is

**"College Physics Hybrid Editon" by Raymond A. Serway and Chris Vuille (Tenth Edition)"**

ISBN-13 9781285761954

ISBN-10 1285761952

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