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 Course Title:   Engineering Physics I

 Title Abbreviation:   ENGINEERING PHYSICS I

 Department:    PHYS&

 Course #:    241

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Calculus-based course in introductory mechanics emphasizing the statics, kinematics, and dynamics of particles and systems of particles.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: MATH& 151 (may be taken concurrently). Concurrent enrollment in PHYS& 231 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 181
U of W 121
WSU 1XX Transfers as 201 if taken with PHYS 231, 242, and 232.
WWU Transfers as 161 if taken with PHYS& 231.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Have a conceptual knowledge of the laws of motion
  2. Solve more calculus-based problems based on Newton's Laws and other concepts of motion
  3. Appreciate the central role energy plays in physics and solve problems based on conservation of energy
  4. Recognize diverse learning styles through group work

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).

Course Contents

  1. Scalars and vectors
  2. Kinematics
    • Displacement, velocity, and acceleration
  3. Statics and dynamics
    • Newton's Laws, forces, and equilibrium
  4. Circular motion and satellite motion
  5. Work, power, and energy
  6. Momentum, impulse, and center of mass
  7. Rotational kinematics and dynamics