Western Iowa Tech Community College
Course Syllabus
College Physics
I

PHY
1
62
Fall Semester
200
6
Semester Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours:
48
/term
Lab Hours: 32
/term
Total:
80
/term
Course Description:
A combined lecture and lab course.
Topics
discussed
include forces acting on
bodies and their relationship to friction, motion, momentum, work, and energy in
the field of mechanics, fluid mechanics, wave motion, and sound.
Laboratory
included.
Pre
requisite
:
MAT 1
100 College Algebra
Textbook
s
:
Physics
by
Walker
Meeting Time:
L
137
,
MWF
,
1
2
:00

12
:50pm (Class)
L137
,
W,
1:00

2
:50pm (Lab)
Instructor:
David Anez,
L
3
22
or
L137
Email:
anezd@mywitcc.com
Phone:
274

6400
ext. 1429
Office Hours:
M
W
F 3
:00

4
:00
pm
, or by ap
pointment
Grading:
The final grade for the course will be based on the following:
Homework
300
Laboratories
200
Exams
500
Final Exam
150
Total
1150
93.3%
A 1073

1150
90.0%
A
− 1035

1072
86.7%
B+
997

1034
83.3%
B
958

996
80.0%
B−
920

957
76.7%
C+
882

919
73.3%
C
843

881
70.0%
C−
805

842
66.7%
D+
767

804
63.3%
D
728

766
60.0%
D−
690

727
F
< 690
Homework assignments are worth
ten
points
each
and will be assigned and colle
cted
on a regular basis.
Laboratory
assignments
are worth twenty points each and typically cannot be made up. Exams are worth
one hundred points each and will be given during
class
, where you
should have plenty of time
to
complete them. The final exam will
be a common exam on topics which have received emphasis in all
sections and will be held December 2
0
th
at
1
0
:
30a
m.
Attendance
:
Students are responsible for attending class and taking the exams when scheduled.
L
aboratory sessions
cannot be made up. Late h
omework will bear a 10% penalty each week after the due date, and may not
be promptly graded. Anyone missing an exam will have one week to take the exam in the Testing Center.
Classroom Conduct
:
Please be to class on time and refrain from using cell phon
es or other disruptive devices during class. If
the instructor finds your conduct inappropriate, you may be asked to leave the class.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
If you have a disability, please feel free to set up an appointment with the instru
ctor to discuss
“reasonable” accommodations which might be of assistance. For additional information and/or assistance,
please contact
Tricia in the Learning Achievement Center at 274

8733 ext. 1336.
Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this
course, the student will be able to:
1.
Recognize the mechanical concepts of force and motion (kinematics and dynamics) in both linear
and angular systems.
2.
Recognize the concepts of work, energy, power, momentum, and fluid dynamics.
3.
Solve problems involving
mechanical entities and support those problems with corresponding
units.
4.
Use accepted mathematical techniques of algebra and trigonometry to solve 1

D and 2

D
mechanical problems.
Laboratory Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, the stude
nt will be able to:
1.
Practice safe lab procedures.
2.
Measure physical quantities.
3.
Relate lab experiments to fundamental principles of physics.
4.
Demonstrate an understanding of precision and accuracy.
5.
Analyze experimental “error” (uncertainty).
6.
Represent data
on graphs appropriately.
7.
Use standard instruments.
8.
Use computers for data acquisition, analysis, and presentation.
Course Outline:
Motion
Distance, Velocity
Acceleration, Newton’s
1
st
Law
Kinematic Equations
Two

Dimensional Motion
Forces
Forces,
Net Forces, Newton’s
2
nd
Law
Reaction Forces, Newton’s
3
rd
Law
Free Body Diagrams
Inclines, Tension
Friction
Work and Energy
Work, Simple Machines, Power
Net Work, Kinetic Energy
Conservative Forces, Potential Energy
Conservation of Energy
Grav
ity and Momentum
Gravity
Center of Mass
Momentum, Conservation of Momentum
Impulse
Collisions
Rotations
Rotational
Kinematics
Torque
Moment of Inertia, Rolling Motion
Angular Momentum
Static Equilibrium
Oscillations,
Fluids
,
Thermal Physics
Os
cillations
Waves and Sound
Temperature, Heat, Phase Changes
First
Law of Thermodynamics
First Law of Thermodynamics
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