Chabot PHYS 22A - Course Outline (2 pages)

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Phys 22a - Calculus Applications for College Physics I
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Chabot College Fall 2001 Removed Fall 2006 Course Outline for Physics 22A CALCULUS APPLICATIONS FOR COLLEGE PHYSICS Catalog Description 22A Calculus Applications for College Physics 1 unit First of a two part sequence using calculus as a tool for understanding topics covered in college level physics Taken concurrently with Physics 2A to satisfy the physics requirement for life science majors at universities that require a calculus based physics sequence Corequisite Physics 2A Strongly recommended Concurrent enrollment in Math 1 2 or 3 1 hour Prerequisite Skills None Expected Outcomes of Students Upon completion of the course the student should be able to 1 explain calculus principles in relationship to various physics topics including a the concept of the limit b the derivative and its relation to velocity and acceleration as the slopes of the tangent to a curve c integration as the inverse of differentiation as it applies to the development of kinematics equations d the relation between the area under the curve and the definite integral with applications to kinematics and thermodynamics e line surface and volume integrals in connection with work and energy Gauss law center of mass and gravitational potential energy f the solution of some elementary differential equations and the definition of the partial derivative in connection with simple harmonic motion and waves 2 apply these concepts to a variety of problems in newtonian mechanics fluids thermodynamics vibrations waves and electrostatics Course Content 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Motion in one and two dimensions Newton s laws Work and energy Momentum Circular motion The laws of gravity Fluids static and in motion Thermodynamics Vibrations waves and sound Electrostatics Methods of Presentation 1 2 3 Lectures Problem solving with student participation Discussion Chabot College Course Outline for Physics 22A Page 2 Fall 2001 Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress 1 Typical Assignments a Solving basic calculus problems b Solving problems from a textbook on physics with calculus 2 Methods of Evaluating Student Progress a Quizzes b Exams c Homework Textbook s Typical Mathematical Methods for Introductory Physics with Calculus Davidson Marion Saunders Publishers 1998 Special Student Materials None Revised 12 1 00


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