PHS 4560 ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
5 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year.
PHS4560 - ENGINEERING PHYSICS I (N) (5 hrs)
KRSN PHY 1030/1031/1032
This class is designed for students needing five hours of physics with calculus applications. Topics include mechanics-linear motion, rotational motion, force, work, energy, momentum, and conservation principles; heat-temperature, ideal gas, thermodynamic systems, heat as a form of energy, first law of energy, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and entropy; wave motion-simple harmonic motion, elasticity, and the wave equation.
Course Classification: Lecture / Lab
MTH 4435 Calculus I
To provide a thorough study of the mechanical and thermodynamic universe by theoretical derivation and practical applications in problem solving, laboratory study, and demonstration
Students who complete this course with a grade of A or B should have sufficient background for more advanced study in science and engineering programs requiring 5 credit hours of physics.
Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:
The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.
UNIT 1: PHYSICS AND MEASUREMENTS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge an understanding of the measurements and mathematics of physics.
- Describe physical properties in terms of fundamental and derived units of measure.
- Utilize the concept of significant figures and error in solving problems.
- Understand and describe physical environments in terms of vector space coordinates.
- Solve spatial problems by addition and multiplication of vectors.
UNIT 2: MOTION ALONG A STRAIGHT LINE
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of motion in a straight line.
- Understand and apply the concepts of average and instantaneous speed and acceleration.
- Understand and apply the graphical interpretation of motion.
- Produce applicable equations of motion from the calculus.
UNIT 3 & 4: MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS & VECTORS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of two-dimensional motion.
- Apply vector analysis to velocity and acceleration vectors.
- Understand and apply concepts of circular motion.
- Understand and apply concepts of projectile motion.
UNIT 5: FORCES: NEWTON=S THREE LAWS OF MOTION
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Newton=s force laws.
- Understand the fundamental concept of inertia and solve applications by Newton=s first law.
- Solve applications of static and dynamic systems with Newton=s second and third laws.
- Analyze several force models for weight force, spring forces, frictional and normal forces.
- Understand and apply Newtonian gravitational models to falling objects, mass, and field strength.
UNIT 6: ADDITIONAL FORCE MODELS AND CIRCULAR MOTION
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of additional force models.
- Understand and solve applications relating to coefficient of friction models.
- Solve applications of force models for circular motion.
- Understand and solve applications of the Universal Gravitation model.
- Apply models for motion through resistive mediums.
UNIT 7: WORK AND KINETIC ENERGY
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of work and kinetic energy.
- Apply concepts of constant force, constant direction work.
- Apply concepts of variable force, constant direction work.
- Apply concepts of variable force, variable direction work.
- Understand the relationship between work and kinetic energy.
- Solve applications of power.
CHAPTER 8: CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of the conservation of energy.
- Understand and solve applications of conservative forces. Apply the concept of potential energy as the negative integral of conserved work.
- Apply the concept of potential energy as the negative integral conserved work.
- Apply the law of Conservation of Mechanical Energy to isolated systems.
- Evaluate systems with non-conservative forces.
UNIT 9: IMPULSE AND LINEAR MOMENTUM
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of impulse and momentum concepts.
- Interpret and apply Newton=s Second Law momentum statement.
- Solve applications of conservation of momentum.
- Apply the conservation of momentum concept to collisions in one and two dimensions.
UNIT 10: MOMENTUM, ENERGY, AND THE CENTER OF MASS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of momentum, energy, and center of mass.
- Analyze and solve applications of center of mass concept for particulate systems.
- Solve applications of center of mass for symmetrical objects.
- Solve applications of center of mass by integration.
- Evaluate the kinetic energy, potential energy, momentum, and gravitation for center of mass systems.
UNIT 11: ROTATION ABOUT A FIXED AXIX
Outcomes: Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of rotating systems about a fixed axis.
- Evaluate systems in terms of rotational kinetic energy.
- Evaluate systems in terms of torque.
- Utilize Newton=s= Second law to analyze rotating systems for work.
- Determine the angular momentum or rotational systems.
UNIT 12: STATIC EQUILIBRIUM AND ROLLING OBJECTS
Outcomes: Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of static equilibrium and rolling objects.
- Apply the first and second condition for static equilibrium in systems of mass.
- Evaluate systems of rolling mass without slipping.
- Evaluate systems of rolling mass with slipping.
UNIT 19: TEMPERATURE, HEAT, AND THE EQUATION OF STATE
Outcomes: Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of temperature, heat and state equations.
- Employ the concept of temperature for measurements.
- Evaluate solids for thermal expansion.
- Employ the concept of heat and heat transfer mechanisms in solving applications
- Employ the concept of heat capacity and latent heat in energy transformations.
- Evaluate perfect gas properties with equations of state.
UNIT 20: THERMODYNAMICS I: PROCESSES AND THE FIRST LAW
Outcomes: Student will acquire knowledge and understanding of thermodynamic processes and the first law.
- Understand systems in thermodynamic equilibrium by the Zeroth law.
- Evaluate thermodynamic systems for work.
- Apply the First Law to thermodynamic applications.
- Evaluate and solve applications of isochoric, isothermal, isobaric and adiabatic processes.
- Solve applications involving cyclic processes.
UNIT 22: THERMODYNAMICS II: THE SECOND LAW
Outcomes: Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of second law processes.
- Understand and apply the Second Law of thermodynamics to heat energies.
- Utilize the Carnot Cycle in evaluating heat engines.
- Solve applications for heat pumps and refrigerators.
- Understand and utilize the Absolute temperature scale and the Third Law of thermodynamics.
- Evaluate the efficiency of heat engines.
- Utilize the concept of entropy in application of thermodynamic systems.
Five labs will be written formally for grading
Contact the Bookstore for current textbook.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics
IBM microcomputer with interface software, Data analysis software, Air Track with electronic and optic timing gates; projectile, rotational, and gravitational motion equipment.
Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum Class Size:
Based on classroom occupancy
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Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class, which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.