PHY 107 - Technical Physics

Course Description

Technical Physics is an algebra-based course designed primarily for students in the technologies. The course explores selected topics related to mechanics, sound, electricity, and magnetism, with an emphasis on technical applications of physics.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify the common units of mass, length, and time in both the English and metric systems and the derivd untis necessary for the calculations and measurements of the physical phenomena studied in this course.
Describe the motion of simple objects in terms of distance, time, velocity, and acceleration.
Analyze motion using Newton's Laws in one and two dimensions.
Apply the Laws of Conversation of Momentum and Energy.
Apply mechanics to rotating systems.
Describe the nature of wave motion and apply it to sound waves.
Analyze electrostatic forces and related electrical concepts.
Explain the fundamentals of magnetism.
Apply the topics listed above to understand the functioning of simple machines and electrical devices.
Apply laboratory skills and technologies to solve problems in a cooperative environment.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Scientific Inquiry (SI)

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: Prereq: MAT 110