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Unformatted text preview: ts. Know and use shorthand names for combined units (e.g., Ohm (Ω) for Volts/Amp). Recognize SI units for each physical quantity. Convert between different systems of units, and use dimensional analysis to check results (4) employ a systematic approach to solve physics problems. a) Translate a verbal problem into physics terms by creating appropriate representations (e.g., motion diagrams, free
body diagrams, assigning symbols to given and unknown quantities). b) Begin quantitative solution by identifying an appropriate physics principle and quantitative relationship from provided exam cover sheet. c) Assess your result by checking units, significant figures, and judging whether your result seems reasonable. d) Effectively carry out a systematic approach to solve multi
step problems (e.g., a magnetism problem requiring ideas from energy and electrostatics to first determine a speed, etc.) e) Effectively carry out a systematic approach to solve novel problems, i.e: you’ve studied and/or solved similar problems, but the (1) quantity to be determined, (2) context, or (3) combination of principles required for the solution is different. (5) communicate your reasoning process using clear written expression. a) Explain in complete sentences your reasoning in qualitative tasks. b) Explain your strategy and steps in solving a problem. (6) transfer understanding of physics to bioscience topics. Explain how physical principles, reasoning, and quantitative techniques aid in understanding selected bioscience topics. Appendix: Mathematical background necessary for quantitative reasoning and problem solving. Be able to: 1) Determine the slope of a line from a graph or from two points on the line. 2) Given the slope and intercept of a line, write an equation of the line. 3) Given the equation of a line, create a graph of the line. 4) Solve for an unknown in a linear equation. 5) Solve for unknown in a polynomial equation. 6) Solve a quadratic equation using the quadratic formula. 7) Determine the area of a rectangle given the lengths of its sides. 8) Determine the area of a triangle given its base and height. 9) Determine the circumference and area of a circle, given its radius. 10) Determine the surface area and volume of a sphere, given its radius. 11) Determine the volume of a rectangular box given the lengths of its edges. 12) Determine the volume of a cylinder given its radius and length. 13) Use ideas of complementary angles, supplementary angles, vertical angles, and interior angles of a triangle to find unknown angles. 14) Use the Pythagorean theorem to find an unknown side of a right triangle. 15) Use definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent functions and their inverses to find unknown sides or angles of right triangles....
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2013 for the course PHYS 112 taught by Professor Cui during the Spring '08 term at UMBC.
 Spring '08
 Cui
 Physics

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