Jul 18, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 221 - Engineering Physics I

4 Credits: (3 lecture, 3 lab)

Course Description
This calculus oriented physics course is designed for students in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, or Mathematics. Topics include static and motional mechanics, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Microcomputer Based Laboratory (MBL) activities are utilized.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR). 

 

Note Spring semester only.

Prerequisite PHYS 101 or high school PhysicsCorequisite MATH 221


Text
Young, H. D., & Freedman, R. A. (2020). University physics with modern physics. (15th ed.). Upper Saddles River, NJ: Prentice.

Objectives
The student will be able to:

A. Recognize general physical principals.

B. Develop skills in problem solving.

C. Use measurements, basic vector algebra, and calculus to solve problems in mechanics.

D. Utilize Newton’s three laws to solve problems.

E. Identify and apply the ideas of displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, and momentum.

F. Use principles of rotational motion to solve physical problems.

G. Apply ideas of viscosity, fluids, and Bernoulli Equation Applications.

H. Apply concepts of temperature, heat, kinetic theory of gasses.

I. Apply the scientific method. (SR)

J. Utilize basic laboratory equipment appropriate to the discipline. (SR

Content
A. Units and vectors

B. Linear motion

C. Plane motion

D. Newton’s Laws of motion and equilibrium

E. Applications of Newton’s Laws

F. Work and energy

G. Impulse and momentum

H. Rotational motion

I. Rigid body equilibrium and Elasticity

J. Periodic Motion

K. Fluid Mechanics

L. Temperature and Heat

Student Evaluation
Objective A: Quizzes, hour examinations, and final examination.

Objective B: Quizzes, hour examinations, and final examination.

Objective C: Quizzes, hour examinations, and final examination.

Objective D: Quizzes, hour examinations, and final examination.

Objective E: Quizzes, hour examinations, and final examination.

Objective F: Quizzes, hour examinations, and final examination.

Objective G: Quizzes, hour examinations, and final examination.

Objective H: Quizzes, hour examinations, and final examination.

Objective I: Laboratory exercises.

Objective J: Laboratory exercises.