Maricopa Community Colleges  PHY111   19936-19955 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/23/93
PHY111 19936-19955 LEC
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General Physics I
A noncalculus approach to the principles of general physics. Includes mechanics, fluids, sound and heat. Recommended for preprofessional and suggested for certain other majors. Prerequisites: Trigonometry or department consent.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
PHY111   19936-19955 General Physics I
1. Measure the basic physical quantities of the metric system. (I)
2. Identify the basic unit of the metric system for the various physical quantities. (I)
3. Apply the laws of graphical vector addition and resolution. (II)
4. Compute the sum of vector quantities by vector resolution and composition. (II)
5. Compute the motion of particles under constant or zero acceleration. (III, IV)
6. Describe and compute the motion of a projectile. (IV)
7. Apply Newton's second law to a wide variety of problems. (V)
8. Differentiate between the quantities of weight and mass. (V)
9. Apply the concept of torque to the solution of problems involving rigid body equilibrium. (VI)
10. Explain the meaning of the three basic forms of energy. (VII)
11. Apply the work-energy principle to describe the motion of particles. (VII)
12. Apply the principles of conservation of momentum in the solution of explosion and collision problems. (VIII)
13. Compute the motion of rotating objects under the action of constant torque. (IX)
14. Identify and describe the various elastic moduli. (X)
15. Apply Archimedes' Principle in the solution of buoyancy problems. (XI)
16. Differentiate between transverse and longitudinal waves. (XII)
17. Apply the principles of simple harmonic motion to describe the motion of a simple pendulum or vibrating mass. (XII)
18. Describe the effect of interference to produce standing waves and resonance with sound waves. (XIII)
19. Differentiate between the concepts of heat and temperature. (XIV)
20. Measure the heat characteristics of matter using the principles of calorimetry. (XIV)
21. Differentiate between the three phases of matter using a kinetic model. (XV)
22. Identify the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. (XVI)
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PHY111   19936-19955 General Physics I
    I. Systems of measurement
        A. Metric system
        B. Fundamental physical quantities
        C. Units
      II. Scalars and vectors
          A. Vectors
          B. Vector addition and subtraction
          C. Resolution of a vector
          D. Vector addition by components
        III. Rectilinear motion
            A. Frames of reference
            B. Constant velocity
            C. Average velocity
            D. Acceleration and constant acceleration
          IV. Motion in a plane
              A. Acceleration of gravity
              B. Vertical motion
              C. Horizontal projection
              D. General projection
            V. Forces and motion
                A. Newton's First Law of Motion
                B. Second Law of Motion
                C. Weight and mass
                D. Third Law of Motion
                E. Friction of solids
              VI. Equilibrium
                  A. Particle equilibrium
                  B. Torque
                  C. Center of gravity
                  D. Rigid body equilibrium
                VII. Work and energy
                    A. Work and power
                    B. Kinetic and potential energy
                    C. Conservation of energy
                  VIII. Momentum
                      A. Linear momentum
                      B. Impulse
                      C. Conservation of momentum
                      D. Collisions
                    IX. Rotational motion
                        A. Angular measure
                        B. Angular kinematics
                        C. Moment of inertia
                        D. Torque and angular acceleration
                        E. Angular momentum and energy
                      X. Mechanical properties of matter
                          A. Elasticity
                          B. Young's modulus
                          C. Spring constant
                          D. Density
                          E. Other moduli
                        XI. Fluids
                            A. Pressure
                            B. Archimedes' Principle
                            C. Bernoulli's Principle
                            D. Viscosity
                          XII. Waves and harmonic motion
                              A. Longitudinal and transverse waves
                              B. Simple harmonic motion
                              C. Vibrating masses
                              D. Simple pendulum
                            XIII. Sound
                                A. Superposition principle
                                B. Standing waves
                                C. Resonance
                                D. Doppler effect
                                E. Sound intensity
                              XIV. Heat and temperature
                                  A. Temperature
                                  B. Internal energy and heat
                                  C. Mechanical equivalent of heat
                                  D. Specific heat
                                  E. Change of state
                                XV. Thermal properties of matter
                                    A. Linear expansion
                                    B. Volume expansion
                                    C. Gas laws
                                    D. Kinetic theory of matter
                                    E. Heat transfer
                                  XVI. Thermodynamics
                                      A. First Law of Thermodynamics
                                      B. Second Law of Thermodynamics
                                      C. Heat engines
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