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Course Code: SCIN233 Course ID: 4138 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate
This fundamental Physics course is the first of two courses that examine basic Physics using Calculus techniques. Topics include Mechanics, Fluids, Oscillations, Waves, Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics. The course involves study through interactive simulation laboratories designed to help reinforce and build upon the concepts presented in the lectures. (Prerequisite: MATH225)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 12/27/20||Summer 2020 Session C||16 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 02/21/21||Fall 2020 Session K||16 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session A||16 Week session|
The successful student will fulfill the following objectives:
Predict the motion of macroscopic objects in one and two dimensions using vectors and Calculus.
Apply the principles of conservation of momentum and energy to solve problems related with the motion of macroscopic objects.
Solve Fluid Dynamics problems.
Predict the oscillatory motion of macroscopic objects in one dimension.
Explain how waves transfer energy without transferring matter.
Describe the wave motion.
Describe how waves are reflected and refracted at boundaries between media.
Apply the Laws of Thermodynamics to solve problems related with the flow of heat.
Apply the principles and laws of the Kinetic Theory of Gases.
Participation is mandatory and will count towards the course grade. You are expected to provide a substantial comment of several well-written paragraphs in each session and a similar comment or reflection in reply to at least two other students’ contribution. Statements such as “I agree” or “good post” will not count as a reply.
Quizzes and Exams
The quizzes and exams are on-line, open-book, and timed. They may include multiple choices, fill in the blank, and short essay type questions. An announcement will be posted when they are available to be taken.
Each exercise is designed to have every student apply principles learned during that week. Most of them are “virtual labs” but hands-on experiments may be included.
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|Quiz 2||8.00 %|
|Quiz 1||8.00 %|
|Final Exam||14.00 %|
|Midterm Exam||14.00 %|
|Book Title:||Until further notice, eScience kits will ship without any action needed from students. Your shipping address on file must be current - https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/238652|
|Book Title:||PHYS133 eScience Lab Kit|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.