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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)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 03/27/2022 December Fall 2021 Session C 16 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 04/24/2022 January Winter 2022 Session A 16 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 05/29/2022 February Winter 2022 Session K 16 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 06/26/2022 March Winter 2022 Session C 16 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 07/24/2022 April Spring 2022 Session A 16 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 08/21/2022 May Spring 2022 Session K 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 3.00 %
Assignment 2 3.00 %
Assignment 3 3.00 %
Assignment 4 3.00 %
Assignment 5 3.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Forums 15.00 %
Forum 1 0.94 %
Forum 2 0.94 %
Forum 3 0.94 %
Forum 4 0.94 %
Forum 5 0.94 %
Forum 6 0.94 %
Forum 7 0.94 %
Forum 8 0.94 %
Forum 9 0.94 %
Forum 10 0.94 %
Forum 11 0.94 %
Forum 12 0.94 %
Forum 13 0.94 %
Forum 14 0.94 %
Forum 15 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 %

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.

Book Title:If you received a kit for a previous registration of this course, a 2nd kit will not be provided. Please contact ecm@apus.edu for any questions.
ISBN:eScience Note 2
 
Book Title:Lab kits ship w/o any action needed, so your shipping address must be current. You may need to obtain items on your own (ex. gloves)
ISBN:eScience Note
 
Book Title:College Physics - e-book available online, link provided in the classroom
Publication Info:OpenStax
Author: No Author Specified
 
Book Title:PHYS133 eScience Lab Kit
ISBN:2092
Publication Info:eScience
Author:eScience
Unit Cost:$69.00
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.