Physics 101: General Physics I
Prerequisites: PHY 001 or a passing grade on the Physics Placement Test, and MTH 103 (Calculus I)
Number of credits
3 - 0 - 3
Dr. Nasser Hamdan
General Physics I sec 5
General Physics I sec 6
1:00 – 1:50
Office Hours: UTR: 9:30 – 10:00 and 11:00 -11:50; 1:00 -1:15
or by appointment
Course Description from Catalog
Introduces the fundamental principles, laws and concepts of mechanics to students of science and engineering. Covers mechanics (kinematics in one and two dimensions; Newton’s laws of motion with applications; work and energy; conservation of energy and momentum; general rotation, including torque and angular momentum; static equilibrium) as well as some introductory material on and mechanical waves (simple harmonic motion).
Course Learning Outcomes
After completing the course, students should have acquired the following skills:
Represent and analyze vector quantities (addition, subtraction, scalar and vector products).
Describe point particle motion in 1- and 2-dimensions.
Analyze point particle and rigid body dynamics, using Newton’s laws and energy methods.
Employ Newton’s laws and energy methods to analyze static and dynamic equilibrium; and recognize simple harmonic motion.
Apply the momentum (linear and angular) and energy conservation laws to analyze collision dynamics.
Principle of Physics; Halliday, Resnick and Walker; 10th ed. Wiley
Teaching and Learning Methodologies
Lecture: The course-plan involves three theoretical credit hours, and no practical credit hours. Most of the three credit hours have been used for...