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De La Salle University
-
Dasmariñas


College of Science

and Computer Studies


PHYSICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

Dasmariñas, Cavite



COURSE SYLLABUS



Course Title

MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS
Lecture

Course Code

PHY121


Credit Unit

3.0 units

Pre
-
Requisite

ALGEBRA
and TRIGONOMETRY

Co
-
Requisite:

PHYS
12
1
L

(
Laboratory)


I.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:



Physics is a science composed of well
-
founded expectations of how the natural world should behave and it then uses the tools of mathematics to
describe these behaviors. This course will provide you with the basic
topics in physics specifically Mechanics, E
nergy, Heat and T
hermodynamics. The course
will give you the vital role of physics it plays, for you to better understand the different things that you experience in ev
eryday living. Physics being both
predictive and descriptive in nature will enhance your

conceptual understanding and problem
-
solving skill as well.



This course is designed to enable you to use the principles and methods of Physics to other fields and for you to become educ
ated socially, morally and
spiritually. This will also pr
esent you ways of solving practical problems of society and those arising in the industry.



II. DESIRED LEARNING RESULTS


Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGA)

At

the end of
the
course, the students should be able to:

God Loving



Exhibit
the
spirit of Faith

in God and on oneself by believing that by understanding the
concepts


and principles of
mechanics and thermodynamics
we encounter and deal with in our daily lives
,

we


are

able to appreciate God’s given natural phenomena relating to the major areas of the course. And

††
by doing so, we are made aware of their importance and threats to
the environment and ecological

††
sustainability
of
our community
.




Demonstrate
the
spirit of Zeal by translating scientific principles and methods to actual everyday


e
xperiences
.




Manifest
the spirit of Communion when engaged in your respective professions by showing


commitment to social development and collaboration with ot
hers.

Has
Passion for Excellence



Appreciate

that
mechanics and thermodynamics
are of prime importance in
understanding

why


our environment
behave the

way

we observe them

by
studying
,

presenting la
ws and principles

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governing these areas
.




Develop
mathematical, critical and analytical thinking skill
s by interpreting
mechanics and


thermodynamics
by

applying

mathematical

equation
s
to understand

the

real
world

phenomena

.



Integrate the philosophy

of honest
y

and painstaking acquisition of the basic knowledge of the course
by self studying and reading other references
, pass exams, and submit requirements
.

Patriotic



Evaluate
the importance of various theories and principles
of
mechanics and thermodynamics
in
solving real
-
life problems by relating them to
the
observed environmental problems in Cavite
.





Compare
and contrast the development in Cavite, specifically
in Dasmari
ñas City by looking at the
past and present effects of
mechanics and thermodynamics
technology.


III. FINAL PRODUCT
/PERFORMANCE TASK



At the end of the course, you should be able to present applications/adaptations of the topics in Physics 121 as it affects t
he environment and the
ecological sustainability of the industrial development of Cavite. This project shall suggest measures on ho
w to solve problems Cavite, specifically Dasmarinas
City may encounter with regards to the effects of the technology used in Mechanics
, Energy,

and Thermodynamics. The rubric for assessment of the final
product/performance task should be an agreement betwe
en the subject teacher and the students. It will be discussed during the first meeting of the class.


IV.

ASSESSMENT
/
GRADING SYSTEM


CRITERIA

PERCENTAGE

Major Exam

30%

Performance



Long test, Short quiz, Seatwork, Recitation, Board work,


Assignment, Problem sets, Research, UBD final product


70%


V. COURSE OUTLINE



INTRODUCTORY TOPICS (
PRELIMINARY PERIOD
)


TOPICS

HOURS

TEACHING STRATEGY

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Units, Physical Quantities and Vectors






6
.0





Gospel reading

( and relating it to the topics presented)
,
lectures, seatwork, quizzes, long tests/ exams,
assignments, research papers



Measurement of basic physical
quantities such that of height
,

weight
and age.


Compare said quantity to other units of
measurement


Going on a field trip around the campus
Introduction

Standard Units, Physical quantities

Unit Consistency and Conversion

Vectors and
Vector Addition

Components of Vectors

Unit Vectors


Final grade = 1/3 (Preliminary Term Grade +


Midterm Grade + Final Term Grade
)


3


Products of Vectors


to find out the different areas where the
study of the topics can be applied
(option
al)



Exercises using principles of
kinematics.

Exercises using principles of motion.


Submission of report/research paper
about circular motion

Motion Along A Straight Line






7.0

Average Velocity

Instantaneous Velocity

Average and Instantaneous Velocity

Motion with Constant Acceleration

Freely Falling Bodies

Relative Velocity

Motion in a Plane


5
.0

Projectile Motion

Circular Motion



ENABLING TOPICS (
MIDTERM PERIOD
)


TOPICS

HOURS

TEACHING STRATEGY

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Newton’s Laws of Motion



6
.0




Gospel reading

(and relating it to the topics presented)
,
lectures, seatwork, quizzes, long tests/ exams
,
assignments, research papers



Exercises using principles of Newton’s
law


Going on a field trip around the campus
to find out the different areas where the
study
of the topics can be applied
(optional)


Exercises using work and energy
formulas.



Exercises using impulse and
momentum formula.


Submission of research/report about
impulse and momentum

Force

Equilibrium and Newton’s First Law/

The
Second Condition of Equilibrium

Mass and Newton’s Second Law

Mass and Weight

Newton’s Third Law

Application of Newton’s Laws

Work and Energy



6.0

Conservation of Energy

Work

Work done by varying force

Work and
Kinetic Energy

Gravitational Potential Energy

Elastic Potential Energy

Internal Work and Energy

Power


Impulse and Momentum



6.0

Impulse and Momentum

Conservation of Momentum

Elastic and Inelastic Collision



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CULMINATING TOPICS (
FINALTERM PERIOD
)


TOPICS

HOURS

TEACHING STRATEGY

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Heat




9
.0

Gospel reading

(and relate it to the environment or you
may choose gospel passages link to the topics)
,
lectures, quizzes, seatwork,
assignment/problem sets,
long tests/ exams, field trips, film showing, assignments,
research papers

Submission of assignments/problem
sets
on the different
topics discussed


Going on a field trip around the campus
to find out the different areas where the

study of the topics can be applied
(optional)

Internal Energy

Temperature and
Heat

Heat Capacity and Specific Heat

Phase transition

Mechanisms of Heat transfer



Thermodynamics






9
.0


Gospel reading

(and relate it to the environment or you
may choose gospel passages link to the topics)
,
lectures, quizzes, seatwork,
assignment/problem sets,
long tests/ exams, field trips, film showing, assignments,
research papers


Submission of assignments/problem
se
ts
on the different
topics discussed



The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat

Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

Work done by the Thermal System

The First Law of Thermodynamics

Heat Engines

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

The Refrigerator

Entropy

Thermal Pollution

Energy conservation



VI. COURSE POLICIES



1
.
Students are allowed 11 hours of absences inclusive of tardiness. All absences after that shall mean excessive absences, whic
h will merit a grade of


0.00.


2
.
Home

works will be due at the beginning of the class. No home works will be accepted thereafter.


3
.
Special major exams are scheduled one week after the administration of the major exams. No special exam will be given thereaf
ter.


4
.
Students must be honest a
t all times; cheating and plagiarism in any form will merit a grade of 0.00.


5
.
Cellular/Mobile phones should always be in silent mode during class hours; the use of cellular phones is prohibited in class
unless a special permission
is sought. Cellular ph
ones cannot also be used as calculator during examination.


6
.
Borrowing of calcu
lators during examination is

strictly prohibited.


5


7
.
Any complaints (teaching, grades, etc.) against the teacher or against classmates (relative to the class) sh
ould be prope
rly addressed to the subject
-
teacher

for appropriate action. Students may seek the help and guidance of their academic/registration adviser in resolving the issue

with the subject

teacher.




VII. REFERENCES



A.

TEXTBOOK







Crisostomo, A.L. and
Santos, E.T. (2013). Worktext in Physics 1, Philippines: C and E Publishing.




Young, H.D. and Freedman, R.A. (2012). University p
hysics
. 13
th

Edition, Singapore: Addison
-
Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.




B. REFERENCES:


Giambattista, A., Richardson, B. and Richardson, R. (2010). College p
hysics
: with an integrated approach to forces and kinematics. 3
rd



Edition. Singapore: McGraw
-
Hill Education Asia.




Cutnell,J.D., 2010. Introduction to Physics: International student edition. 8
th
Edition. John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.



Serway, R.A., Faughn, J. (2012). Physics. Essentials of college physics. 9
th

Edition. Be
lmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.



Halliday D., Resnick, R. and Walker, J. 2002. Fundamentals of physics. 5
th

Ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.




Bayer, W., Westfall, G (2011). University Physics with modern physics
. New York: Mc Graw


Hill





Hewitt, Paul G. (2010). Conceptual Physics 11
th

Edition. Boston: Addison Wesley




Other references may be required




Prepared

by
:





Endorsed:







Approved:

















Physical Sciences Department


GERALDINE C. ZAMORA





DR.
JOHNNY A. CHING

1
st

Semester, SY 2013
-
2014



Chair, Physical Sciences Department




Dean, College of Science



Cf. VCAR, AEA, CSCS, PSD Curriculum Development Committee, file

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