Syllabus-phy104-spring

# Syllabus-phy104-spring - Dr Goderya Physics 104 PHY 104...

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Dr. Goderya: Physics 104 1 PHY 104 College Physics: Class Section 10 Lab. Section 510 Syllabus- Tentative 1/15/12 * Due to other commitments, I may not be available on some office hours. Please call me and make appointments. Class Web Page : The syllabus and other relevant material can be accessed through the class web page. http://faculty.tarleton.edu/goderya/documents/Teaching/phy104/index.html Course This is an introduction to mechanics, heat and wave motion. It is a trigonometry-based physics course for students majoring in either biology or a pre-professional field. Student Learning Goals: 1. Acquire conceptual knowledge of mechanics, heat, sound and waves, and the role these topics play in their choice of careers by way of applications and examples. 2. Acquire mathematical and analytical problem solving skills: Using trigonometry, algebra and geometry. Drawing suitable diagrams, identifying relevant concept and setting up problems algebraically to synthesize equations to determine the unknowns, and to check the validity of answers (does it make sense) in correct units. Be able to solve problems that involve multiple concepts, including those learned in the prerequisite course(s). Be able to solve conceptual and numerical problems often asked in standardized test (like MCAT). The topics for this particular course are: a. Motion in one and two dimension using vectors b. Work and energy c. Momentum and collisions d. Circular motion e. Law of Gravity f. Rotational dynamics and rotational equilibrium g. Properties of solids and fluids h. Thermal physics and heat i. The laws of thermodynamics j. Vibrations, waves, and sound waves 3. Acquire experimental skills: Students are expected to complete several laboratory experiments over topics covered in the course. In these experiments student are expected to setup up equipment, draw diagrams and/or circuits with appropriate symbols, use the current multimedia technology for, data collection and data analysis, calculate percentage error do elementary error analysis and prepare reports. 4. Overall ability: Students should be able to integrate the ideas covered in different topics along with ideas from geometry, trigonometry, and algebra to develop solutions to problems involving more than one idea. Instructor: Dr. Shaukat Goderya Office: Science Building Room 213B Phone (O): (254) 968 - 9730 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours*: MWF 10 – 11 AM or by appointment, or after lab period Lab Assistant / SI: TBA

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Dr. Goderya: Physics 104 2 Pre-requisites Math 109 or 118 or concurrent enrolment Class Activity Materials 1. Required - Text Book. College Physics, Serway/Vuille, 8 th edition Published by Thomson Brooks/Cole 2.
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## This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course PHYSICS 104 taught by Professor Shaukatgoderya during the Winter '12 term at Tarleton.

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