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Applied Physics Lab I
APP PHY LAB I
CLASS CODE: PH 105L CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A three-hour per week physics lab course.
Must be taken concurrently with PH 105.
GE course introduces students to the basic principles and laws that govern motion and waves. It is designed to help students learn to think analytically in terms of these laws and principles. Teaches good problem solving skills and prepares for other courses in a
pre-professional discipline.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: A three-hour per week physics lab course.
Must be taken concurrently with PH 105.
Experimental technique,Data,Projectile Motion,Newton's Laws,Rotational dynamics,Waves, Fluid mechanics,Thermodynamics, Momentum,Torque,Angular momentum,Elasticity, Waves,Sound,Temperature,Calorimetery.Archimedies and Bernoulli's principle.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Know the terminology and vocabulary used to describe the following topics of Newtonian mechanics: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration, Vectors, Projectile motion, Newton's laws, Energy; Momentum, Rotational motion.
2.Converse intellectually with others on these scientific topics and understand relevant articles from newspapers and magazines.
3.Describe the methodology of science and the relationship between observation and theory.
4.Show how physics, its methods, axioms and philosophy have changed over the years.
5.Find applications of concepts from physics in other disciplines such as biology, architecture, construction, and manufacturing.
6.Analyze real and imaginary physical problems and develop correct solutions to these problems through application of natural law.
7.Express knowledge and ideas through written language.
8.Communicate and work effectively together with others who have a wide range of intellectual backgrounds.
9.Read and understand books and other literature that relates to general Newtonian mechanics. 10.Glean greater understanding of physics from discussions.
11.Recognize the broad nature of the field of physics and see that it has application in biology, engineering, medicine, and many other fields that may be experienced.
12.See the importance of other fields in the study of physics.

REQUIREMENTS: Lecture,Student tutorial labs, group work in labs, classroom discussions, homework, essays or short answers from the laboratory or lecture components, classroom demonstrations, participation in laboratory activities, written laboratory reports,
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Due to the high demand for this laboratory, attendance at the first class period is required to secure your place unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003