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Physics: Physics for Engineers I

PHYS 031 Z1 (CRN: 61552)

4 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: PHYS 031 Z2

About PHYS 031 Z1

Mechanics including oscillations and waves. With lab. Accompanying optional problem-solving session: PHYS 030. Prerequisite: MATH 021 or MATH 023.


Dates: May 20 - June 28, 2019; Prerq: Math 021, or secondary school trigonometry; Cross listed with PHYS 031 Z2 for GGP students only.

Section Description

A calculus-based course that explores kinematics Newton's Laws for linear and rotation dynamics, potential energy and conservation laws, oscillations and propagation of mechanical waves. The course is tailored for engineering freshmen needs in a flipped class format. It is a 4 credit course that includes a mandatory Lab section. Student may opt to enroll in a recitation section, Phys 30, for one additional credit. Pre-requisite: Math 21

Section Expectation

Successful students will be able to: 1. Manipulate vector physical quantities and analyze graphs 2. Perform a quantitative analysis of linear and rotational motion. 3. Draw a free-body diagram of particles and rigid bodies and employ Newton’s laws to calculate acceleration or work done by various bodies or systems of particles 4. Employ energy and momentum concepts and conservations laws to find physical quantities that describe kinematics and dynamics of various bodies or systems of particles 5. Calculate moment of inertia and center of mass for rigid bodies 6. Apply the fundamental kinematics, dynamics and energy concepts (see objectives 1-4) to study harmonic oscillations and mechanical waves. 7. Conduct and troubleshoot experiments that investigate the physical phenomena and principles explored in 1-6. 8. Effectively communicate the results of these experiments, subsequent data analysis and conclusions in a written report




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