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SCIN233 - Physics I with Lab

Course Details

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)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K 16 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 10/20/19 Summer 2019 Session A 16 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 12/22/19 Summer 2019 Session C 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following objectives:

CO-1

Predict the motion of macroscopic objects in one and two dimensions using vectors and Calculus.

CO-2

Apply the principles of conservation of momentum and energy to solve problems related with the motion of macroscopic objects.

CO-3

Solve Fluid Dynamics problems.

CO-4.

Predict the oscillatory motion of macroscopic objects in one dimension.

CO-5

Explain how waves transfer energy without transferring matter.

CO-6

Describe the wave motion.

CO-7

Describe how waves are reflected and refracted at boundaries between media.

CO-8

Apply the Laws of Thermodynamics to solve problems related with the flow of heat.

CO-9

Apply the principles and laws of the Kinetic Theory of Gases.

Forums

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.

Lab Reports

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.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Forums 16.00 %
Forum 1 1.00 %
Forum 2 1.00 %
Forum 3 1.00 %
Forum 4 1.00 %
Forum 5 1.00 %
Forum 6 1.00 %
Forum 7 1.00 %
Forum 8 1.00 %
Forum 9 1.00 %
Forum 10 1.00 %
Forum 11 1.00 %
Forum 12 1.00 %
Forum 13 1.00 %
Forum 14 1.00 %
Forum 15 1.00 %
Forum 16 1.00 %
Assignments 15.00 %
Week 1/2 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 3/4 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 5/6 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 7/8 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 9/10 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 11/12 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 13/14 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 15 Assignment 1.88 %
Labs 25.00 %
Week 2 - Lab 1 3.57 %
Week 5 - Lab 2 3.57 %
Week 6 - Lab 3 3.57 %
Week 11 - Lab 4 3.57 %
Week 13 - Lab 5 3.57 %
Week 14 - Lab 6 3.57 %
Week 15 - Lab 7 3.57 %
Quizzes 16.00 %
Quiz 1 8.00 %
Quiz 2 8.00 %
Exams 28.00 %
Final Exam 14.00 %
Midterm Exam 14.00 %

Required Technology

  • See the Technology Requirements section of the undergraduate catalog for the minimum hardware and software requirements.
  • Microsoft Office 365 is available to APUS students for free. To sign up, visit http://products.office.com/en-us/student. If you have questions about accessing the software, please contact Classroom support at classroomsupport@apus.edu.
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
ISBN:eScience Note
Book Title:University Physics Vol 1 - e-book available online, link provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN:9781938168277
Author:Moebs, William
Unit Cost:$45.83
Book Title:University Physics Vol 2 - e-book available online, link provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN:9781938168161
Publication Info:OpenStax
Author:Ling, Samuel
Unit Cost:$32.09
Book Title:PHYS133 eScience Lab Kit
ISBN:2092
Publication Info:eScience
Author:eScience
Unit Cost:$69.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.