NSCC Engineering Physics I
Phys 221.05
Summer Quarter, 2015

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The emphasis of this course is study of mechanics.

  • This topics and outcomes will be assessed through daily activities, homeworks, exams and laboratories.
    • Know the difference between theory and the law.
    • Be familiar with number of unit systems
    • Be able to do unit conversion
    • Understand issues involving measurement and uncertainty propagation according to ISO’s adn GUM.
    • Understand the concept of number of significant digits.
    • Know the difference between speed velocity and acceleration
    • Use graphs to describe motion
    • Use kinematics equations to solve problems with constant acceleration
    • Understand concept of free falling object.
    • Know the concept of vectors and scalars.
    • Be able to add and subtract vectors graphically.
    • Know how to find vector components.
    • Know how to use unit vectors.
    • Be able to describe motion in 2 and 3 dimensions.
    • Be able to solve projectile motion problems.
    • Be able to describe uniform circular motion.
    • Solve relative motion problems in 2 or 3 dimensions
    • Know three Newton’s law and be able to solve problems using them.
    • Be familiar with concept of inertia.
    • Know the difference between weight and mass.
    • Be able to draw and use free body diagram for solving problems
    • Understand difference between static and kinetic friction.
    • Understand centripetal force and circular motion basics.
    • Understand air drag force.
    • Understand Newton’s Law of Gravity be able to describe orbital motion.
    • Understand Kepler’s Law.
    • Define work and Potential and Kinetic energy.
    • Use dot products, line integrals to calculate work.
    • Understand concept of Power.
    • Understand Potential Energy (elastic and gravitational).
    • Use conservation of energy with and without conservative force.
    • Define linear momentum.
    • Define impulse.
    • Use conservation of momentum.
    • Study of 1-d and 2-d collisions.
    • Solve center of mass problems.
    • Relate linear motion to rotational motion.
    • Solve rotational kinematics problems.
    • Define torque
    • Moment of inertia.
    • Parallel axis theorem.
    • Understand rotational kinetic energy.
    • Angular momentum and its conservation.
    • Solve rotational dynamics problems.
    • Static Equilibrium.
    • Be able to analyze data using software tools.
    • Write proper lab reports following guidlines from http://ncsu.edu/labwrite/