Applied Physics 110
Technical-Vocational students with no previous experience with physics should take this course to fulfill their program requirements. Topics covered are: Mechanics ( kinematics, forces and torque, work-energy, machines), static Fluids and properties of matter, and Heat. Laboratory exercises give students an opportunity to test theoretical principles.
Prerequisites: Math 097 or COMPASS Algebra = 46, C or better.
Text: Physics, 7th Ed., Paul Tippens,
Materials: Text. Calculator w/ trig, access to Excel and Internet.
Test Block 1. 9/29
Ch 3, Measurement and unit systems
Ch 6, Motion in one dimension
Test Block 2. 10/20
Ch 4, Force Equilibrium
Ch 7, Force,
Ch 10, Circular Motion
Ch 5, Torque Equilibrium
Test Block 3. 11/12
Ch 8, Work and Energy
Ch 12, Simple Machines
Ch 13, Mechanical Properties of Materials
Test Block 4. 12/17/2008
Ch 15, Fluids Mechanics
Ch 16, Temperature
Ch 17, Heat
Ch 18, Heat Transfer
Critical Dates for this Semester:
No class on 11/25/08 thru 11/28
Last day of class is 12/17/2008. You must attend this class to pass!
Exams are weighted 80% of the course. The target exam dates listed are to be used by the student to pace themselves. Actual dates for exams may vary slightly… They will be announced in class. All exams must be taken on the date the exam is given. Missed exams receive 0%.
Laboratory work is weighted as 20% of the course grade. Laboratory assignments will be announced and discussed in advance. Missed labs receive 0%.
Selected problems (most from the end of the chapter) will be assigned. The student is expected to attempt these problems on a timely basis. Attempt is defined as having spent real time and effort trying to find a solution, and if questioned by the instructor, the student should be able to discuss the problem and their attempt at solving it, or why it could not be solved.
The WCC board of trustees, policy on student conduct (4040),
All forms of academic dishonesty, including cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism.
will be followed. Students are expected to neither give nor receive help on exams. Students observing dishonest behavior are required to report the observation to their instructor.
Discussion among students concerning laboratory work and homework is encouraged although students are expected to turn in their own work.
Students registered with Learning Support Services
In order to arrange support accommodations, it is recommended that I be informed by the student one week prior to the first exam, that you are registered, require support, and the specific details of that support.
90 to 92% A- 93 to 100% A
80 to 82 B-, 83 to 86 B, 87 to 89 % B+
70 to 72 C-, 73 to 76 C, 77 to 79 % C+
60 to 62 D-, 63 to 66 D, 67 to 69 % D+
Below 60, F
It is the Physical Science Departments general policy that:
Ch 3: 3,4,5,8,9,11,15,17,31, 33
Ch 6: 7,11,15,21,25,27
Ch 4: 1,3,5,11,15,17,19,23,27.
Ch 7: 8,13,15,19,21,
Ch 10: 1,5,60.
Ch 5: 1,3,11,19,23,29.
Ch 8: 1,5,9,11,18,25,27,29,37,51,53.
Ch 12: 1,7,11,17,23,29,33.
Ch 13: 1,11,19,21,23.
Ch 15: 1,7,11,13,17,19.
Ch 16: 13,17.
Ch 17: 1,13,21,28.
Ch 18: 1,4.