Maricopa Community Colleges  PHY111   19956-20025 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 11/22/94
PHY111 19956-20025 LEC
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3 Period(s)
3 Period(s)
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   19956-20025 General Physics I
1. Apply the Scientific Method and other critical thinking models to physical phenomena for hypotheses development, experimental design, data acquisition, and data analysis. (I, II, III, IV, V)
2. Write accurate and meaningful reports analyzing experiments, both qualitatively and quantitatively. (I, II, III, IV, V)
3. Explain historical and current contexts for the principles and applications of physics. (I, II, III, IV, V)
4. Explain the application of fundamental physical principles to various physical phenomena. (I, II, III, IV, V)
5. Estimate realistic values for practical problems. (I, II, III, IV, V)
6. Apply logical, efficient, and effective problem-solving techniques using graphical, mathematical, and written communications. (I, II, III, IV, V)
7. Work effectively in collaborative groups. (I, II, III, IV, V)
8. Model physical phenomena using computers and other technical tools. (I, II, III, IV, V)
9. Solve practical and meaningful problems that closely represent real-world physical situations. (I, II, III, IV, V)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
PHY111   19956-20025 General Physics I
    I. The Language of Physics
        A. Systems of measurement
        B. Fundamental physical quantities
        C. Units
        D. Scalars and vectors
        E. Force diagrams
        F. Critical thinking models
        G. General problem-solving strategies
      II. Mechanics
          A. Displacement, velocity, and acceleration
          B. Motion in a plane
          C. Forces and momentum
          D. Work and energy
          E. Rotational motion
          F. Mechanical properties of matter
          G. Gravity
        III. Fluids
            A. Pressure
            B. Viscosity
            C. Fluid statics
            D. Fluid dynamics
          IV. Waves and Sound
              A. Harmonic motion
              B. Mechanical waves
              C. Sound waves
            V. Heat
                A. Temperature
                B. Internal energy and heat
                C. Change of state
                D. Thermal properties of matter
                E. Thermodynamics
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