Mar 26, 2023
PHYS 1110 - General Physics I
This course applies the tools of trigonometry, algebra, vectors, and differential and integral calculus to the analysis of Newtonian mechanics, wave motion, fluids, and thermodynamics. This course includes laboratory experience.
Instructional Method Lecture and Lab
General Education Requirement: Physical Science
Comments: This course meets UW’s Physical and Natural World requirement.
MATH 2200 - Calculus I with a grade of “C” or better
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of PHYS 1110 General Physics I, the student will:
- Apply appropriate mathematical strategies to solve problems in physics to include trigonometry and algebra.
- Apply appropriate conceptual physics strategies to solve problems in physics.
- Make accurate laboratory measurements of physical phenomenon.
- Define the fundamental laws and principles encompassing Newtonian mechanics.
- Explain the fundamental laws and principles that apply to fluids to include Pascal, Archimedes, and Bernoulli’s principles.
- Describe oscillatory and wave motion.
- Explain the fundamental laws and principles that apply to the study of heat and thermodynamics.
- Employ the scientific method in physical and numeric problem solving strategies.
- Apply the concepts of readability, sensitivity, accuracy, precision, and uncertainty in a laboratory setting.
- Distinguishing between random and systematic errors; error propagation in formula manipulation and in numerical iterations.
- Demonstrate proficiency in minimizing or maximizing errors in a laboratory setting.
- Identify how physics influences and is influenced by contemporary society.
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