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PHYS133 - Elements of Physics I with Lab

Course Details

Course Code: PHYS133 Course ID: 4742 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This fundamental Physics course is the first of two courses that examine basic Physics using algebraic techniques. Topics include Mechanics, Fluids, Oscillations, Waves, Temperature, Heat, and thermodynamics. The course involves study through hands-on laboratory experiments designed to help reinforce and build upon the concepts presented in the lectures. NOTE: In addition to the laboratory equipment provided as part of the course materials, students will need access to the following: paper towels, water, a freezer, a stove top, a pot, a pencil and crushed ice. (Prerequisites: MATH110, MATH111, or 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
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 09/22/19 Spring 2019 Session C 16 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 10/20/19 Summer 2019 Session A 16 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 11/24/19 Summer 2019 Session K 16 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 12/22/19 Summer 2019 Session C 16 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

CO-1

Describe 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 to the motion of macroscopic objects.

CO-3

Solve Fluid Dynamics problems.

CO-4.

Describe the oscillatory motion of macroscopic objects in one dimension.

CO-5

Explain how waves transfer energy without transferring matter.

CO-6

Describe 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 %
Assignments 15.00 %
Assignment 1 1.00 %
Assignment 2 1.00 %
Assignment 3 1.00 %
Assignment 4 1.00 %
Assignment 5 1.00 %
Assignment 6 1.00 %
Assignment 7 1.00 %
Assignment 8 1.00 %
Assignment 9 1.00 %
Assignment 10 1.00 %
Assignment 11 1.00 %
Assignment 12 1.00 %
Assignment 13 1.00 %
Assignment 14 1.00 %
Assignment 15 1.00 %
Forums 15.00 %
Forum 1 - Introduction Forum 0.94 %
Forum 2 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 3 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 4 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 5 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 6 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 7 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 8 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 9 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 10 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 11 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 12 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 13 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 14 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 15 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 16 0.94 %
Quiz 15.00 %
Quiz 1 7.50 %
Quiz 2 7.50 %
Lab 15.00 %
Lab 1 2.14 %
Lab 2 2.14 %
Lab 3 2.14 %
Lab 4 2.14 %
Lab 5 2.14 %
Lab 6 2.14 %
Lab 7 2.14 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %

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:College Physics - e-book available online, link provided in the classroom Lessons section
Publication Info:OpenStax
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:PHYS133 eScience Lab Kit
ISBN:2092
Publication Info:eScience
Author:eScience
Unit Cost:$69.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.