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COURSE TITLE: · General Physics
PRE-REQUISITES: · MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra


TEXTBOOK TITLE: · Inquiry Into Physics, 5th Ed.
PUBLISHER’S NAME: · Thomson/Brooks Cole
AUTHOR’S NAME: · Ostdiek and Bord
ISBN NUMBER: · 053449168-5

INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS: · Minimum: Earned master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in subject area.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: · This course provides students with a clear and logical presentation of some of the basic concepts and principles of physics. It also includes practical examples that demonstrate the role of physics in other disciplines. The course covers topics on motion, gravity, vectors, momentum, energy, vibrations, waves, heat and thermodynamics.

COURSE TOPICS: · Kinematics and Dynamics: One Dimension and Two Dimensions· Gravity, Momentum, and Energy· Structure and States of Matter and Heat· Vibration and Waves, Sound and Music, Light · Electricity, Electrical Power, and Magnetism

    COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the basic physical quantities, units, vectors and scalar quantities, and reference frames.
  2. Understand motion and velocity.
  3. Understand and be able to calculate acceleration.
  4. Explain inertia, force, mass, and weight.
  5. Understand action and reaction forces.
  6. Explain circular and projectile motions.
  7. Describe the universal law of gravity, the field concept, and the motion of satellites.
  8. Describe linear momentum, conservation of linear momentum, collisions, angular momentum, and conservation of angular momentum.
  9. Describe work and power.
  10. Understand and be able to use kinetic and potential energies, and conservation of mechanical energy.
  11. Describe masses and sizes of atoms, pressure, and temperature.
  12. Use the ideal gas law.13. Explain the states of matter and Bernoulli’s Effect.
  13. Describe the nature of heat, internal energy, absolute zero, specific heat, and change of state.
  14. Understand conduction, convection, radiation, and thermal expansion.
  15. Understand frequency and period.
  16. Describe simple vibrations, simple pendulum, waves, superposition, periodic waves, standing waves, interference, and diffraction.
  17. Describe sound, some musical instruments, beats, the Doppler effect, and supersonics.
  18. Understand the basic principles of Electricity and Magnetism as applied to electrical equipment.
  19. Understand the basic concepts of light, including variation of color and other effects with frequency, the Electromagnetic Spectrum, refraction, and dispersion.

    Scope & Sequence
    WEEK 1
  • Learning Objectives: Objectives 1 – 7
  • Assigned Reading: Chapters 1 & 2
  • Suggested Learning Activity: Lecture/Discussion
  • Evaluation: Pretest (administered), Problems,Attendance and Class Participation, Quiz 1
  • WEEK 2 

    Learning Objective: Objectives 8 - 11
    Assigned Reading: Chapters 3 - 4
    Suggested Learning Activity: Lecture/Discussion
    Evaluation: ProblemsAttendance and Class ParticipationQuiz 2

    WEEK 3 

    Learning Objective: Objectives 12 - 18

    Assigned Reading: Chapters 5 & 6

    Suggested Learning Activity: Lecture/Discussion

    Evaluation: ProblemsAttendance and Class ParticipationThree-quarter Term Test

    WEEK 4 

    Learning Objective: Objectives 19 & 20

    Assigned Reading: Review Chapters 8 & 9

    Suggested Learning Activity: Students develop project to present to classLecture/Discussion/Review
    Evaluation: Student ProjectProblemsAttendance and ParticipationFinal Exam

    Course Evaluation Strategies (Methodologies)Student Performance will be evaluated through the following:Item %
    Quiz 1 5%
    Quiz 2 5%
    Mid-Term Test 15%
    Three-quarter Term-Test 10%
    Student Project 10%
    Attendance, Class Participation, andProblems 25%
    Post Test 5%
    Final Test 25%

    Grading Scale:The grade will be determined using the following grade scale:(See Current Keiser College Catalog)
    90-100% A 
    80-89% B 
    70-79% C 
    65-69% D 
    Less Than 65% F 

    Course requirements are subject to change by instructor(s) as deemed appropriate to meet the needs of the program and the students

    Method of Course Delivery: The subject matter in this course will be presented in the form of lectures, class discussion, demonstrations, problems, collaborative activities, student projects and presentations. 



Home Prospectus Assignments 01Physics Motion 02Newston's Laws 03Energy&Conservation 04Physics of Matter 05Heat&Temperature 06Waves & Sound 07Current&Power 08EM Spectrum&Light 12Relativity