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Last approved: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:14:53 GMT

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PY (Physics)
206
019002
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory
Physics Engr I Lab
College of Sciences
Physics (17PY)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Various Faculty
all ranks

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory100025Yesn/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: MA 141 with a grade of C- or better or MA 241 Placement. Co-requisite: PY 205. ADD BOTH PY 205 and PY 206 TO YOUR SHOPPING CART AND THEN ENROLL SIMULTANEOUSLY
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
n/asee attachedRequired
Laboratory course to accompany the PY 205 lecture course. A calculus-based study of mechanics, sound and heat.

This submission brings the courseleaf record up to date with the most recent (approved) course action for PY206.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Natural Sciences
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
By the end of this course, students will be able to develop and test a method to isolate and account for the effect of friction in an experimental apparatus for measuring unknown moments of inertia of rotating objects.

This learning outcome is addressed in Laboratory Activity 9 "Angular Impulse and Angular Momentum Change" which is appended to this document.
 
 
Students submit responses to questions on WebAssign. an example question and solution is below:

Explain briefly how you determine the moment of inertia of the combined object (disk + rectangle).

Key: The angular impulse to to the hanging mass alone is equal to the average change in magnitude of the rotational angular momentum. The average delta L is also equal to the moment of inertia for the combined object times. the average change in magnitude of the angular speed.

Therefore, the moment of inertia for the combined object can be found by divine the angular impulse due to the mass by the average change in angular speed.
 
 
By the end of this course, students will be able to analyze the relationship among position velocity and acceleration of a moving object by examining graphs of the motion versus time for various types of motion.

This learning outcome is addressed in Laboratory Activities "Free Fall", "Uniformly Accelerated Motion", and "Uniform Circular Motion". Activity 3 on "Uniformly Accelerated Motion" is appended to this document. .
 
 
Students submit responses to questions on WebAssign. An example question and solution is copied below:

From your data, do you get the same value or different values for Delta p_x over a one second time interval in the two situations? What can you conclude from your observations?

Key: The Delta p_x values over one second are different for the two different cases. They are both negative but the magnitude of Delta p_x is greater when moving in the +x direction than in the -x direction.

The reason is the friction force acting on the cart. The force due to the air is constant when moving in either direction but the friction force is not. The friction force points in the opposite direction of the cart's momentum. So when the cart is moving in the +x direction, both the force of the air and the friction force are in the -x direction, but the friction force is in the +x direction, making he net force magnitude slightly smaller in this direction. Therefore the magnitude of Delta p_x over the same time interval is slightly smaller when moving in the -x direction.
Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
n/a
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
n/a
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
MA 141 with a grade of C- or better or MA 241 Placement

PY 205 co-requisite
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
n/a
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
See course syllabus.
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
See course syllabus.
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
See course syllabus.
See course syllabus.

As a student in this course, you can expect to gain laboratory experience in the measurement of physical quantities. 


Student Learning Outcomes

This course is a co­requisite for the PY 205, Physics for Engineers and Scientists I, course and supports the learning objectives for that course.


In the laboratory students will learn to use the methods and processes of science in testing hypotheses, solving problems, and making decisions.


Students will be able to develop and test methods to isolate and account for the effects of friction in an experimental apparatus for measuring unknown moments of inertia of rotating objects.


Students will be able to investigate how well different models of motion apply to an object being launched from a ramp by collecting and analyzing data.


Students will be able to analyze the relationship among position, velocity, and acceleration of a moving object by examining graphs of the motion versus time for various types of motion.


Students will be able to apply Newton's second law to a rotating system in order to determine the mass of an unknown object undergoing centripetal motion.


Natural Sciences GEP Learning Outcomes

Each course in the natural sciences will provide instruction and guidance that help the student to:

1.  use the methods and processes of science in testing hypotheses, solving problems and making decisions; and

2.  make inferences from and articulate, scientific concepts, principles, laws, and theories, and apply this knowledge to problem solving.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Lab Report100n/a
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to the Laboratory3
Free Fall Laboratory Investigation3
Impulse Laboratory Investigation3
Uniform Circular Motion Laboratory Investigation3
Work-Energy Theorem Laboratory Investigation3
Conservation of Mechanical Energy Laboratory Investigation3
Simple Harmonic Motion Laboratory Investigation3
Moment of Inertia Laboratory Investigation3
Young's Modulus Laboratory Investigation3
Air Resistance Laboratory Investigation3
Speed of Sound Laboratory Investigation3
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