This course is offered at Surry each **fall** semester.

## Course Description

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vector operations, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, rotational mechanics, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

Prerequisite: MAT-271.

Corequisite: MAT-272.

## Textbook

Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics, 4th Edition

Randall D. Knight

Package (ISBN 9780133953145) Contains:

Textbook,

Student Workbook, and

MasteringPhysics Access Card

## Topics Covered

- Concepts of Motion
- Kinematics in One Dimension
- Vectors and Coordinate Systems
- Kinematics in Two Dimensions
- Force and Motion
- Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line
- Newton’s Third Law
- Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane
- Work and Kinetic Energy
- Interactions and Potential Energy
- Impulse and Momentum
- Rotation of a Rigid Body
- Newton’s Theory of Gravity
- Fluids of Elasticity
- A Macroscopic Description of Matter
- Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
- The Micro/Macro Connection
- Heat Engines and Refrigerators