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Physics 111: Physics I
December 2013 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the scientific method and apply it; to experiments; illustrate the basic concepts of motion, force and friction, including newton's laws of motion; distinguish between speed, velocity, and acceleration, and solve problems involving the three concepts; solve problems involving vectors, motion, slope, and linear momentum; summarize newton's law of gravitation and how; it affects motion and centripetal forces; differentiate between linear and rotational motion; articulate the properties and relationship of energy, work, and power; explain the properties of mechanical waves, including resonance, reflection, diffraction, and the differences between transverse and longitudinal waves; paraphrase Pascal's, Archimedes', and Bernoulli's principles; and discuss the principles of simple harmonic motion.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: math basics for physics, the scientific model, using vectors in physics, displacement, velocity and acceleration; understanding kinematics in physics, basics of Newton's laws of motion; Newton's law of gravitation; understanding work, energy and power, linear momentum, overview of rotational motion, overview of oscillations in physics, overview of waves in physics, overview of sound in physics, overview of light in physics, and overview of fluids in physics.
In the lower level baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Physics or General Science (12/17).