PHYS1100 - Physics I
PHYS 1100 Physics I 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites MATH 1100
Goal To equip the student with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of physics to enable him/her to apply such understanding to his/her studies.
ObjectivesOutcomes
This course should enable the student to:

  1. Explain the behavior of the physical world around him/her by constructing a logical structure of it
  2. Apply the concepts of physics in his/her field of study and everyday life
  3. Relate the concepts of physics to the advancement of technology
  4. Understand and relate the different phenomena in the world
  5. Control the physical aspects of the world beneficially
  6. Approach problems, predict their results in advance, and solve them in quantitative and qualitative manners
  7. Gain a broader understanding of other sciences
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the use of S.I. system of measurement and how it is used in engineering
  2. Recognize and manipulate the mathematical relationships between quantities
  3. Plot technical graphs
  4. Apply the basic principles of cosmology and astrophysics
  5. Identify and describe the different types of materials and their uses
  6. Define, analyze and experimentally demonstrate the electrical properties of matter
  7. Apply and experimentally demonstrate the laws of elementary mechanics
  8. Define and analyze objects/systems for work and energy and experimentally demonstrate work and energy
  9. Define, apply and experimentally demonstrate the concepts of linear and angular momentum
  10. Analyze systems/objects using the laws of conservation of energy and momentum
  11. Define, apply and experimentally demonstrate the concepts of rotational motion
  12. Define, analyze and experimentally demonstrate the concepts of oscillation
  13. Define and apply the laws of gravitation
  14. Define, apply and experimentally demonstrate the concepts of electric fields and forces
  15. Define and apply the concepts of electrical currents
  16. Construct circuits and analyze their electrical currents
  17. Define, construct and analyze DC