Syllabus Overview HPHYSIC-450-DL Physics I with Lab

4 Credits

Note: The lab for this course is included; no additional registration is required.

Offered: Fall

Course Materials

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  • LAB KIT:  Your kit is delivered to your house. Many materials are the same as those used in onsite labs. You have 3-4 weeks to complete the labs. You have support from your instructor, lab TA and kit manufacturer. You write a report describing your findings and conclusions. You discuss your findings with peers and instructors

Topics you will study

•    Math Warm-Up and Vectors
•    Force Vectors; Static Equilibrium
•    Mass and Weight, Friction
•    Torque, Momentum
•    Simple Machines (Levers and Pulleys)
•    Motion in One Dimension (Linear Motion)
•    Acceleration; Circular Motion
•    Energy
•    Conservation of Energy
•    Momentum

General Course Activities/How To Plan  Your Time

•    Work is organized into modules of 1-2 weeks in length. All activities are fully asynchronous—there are no required meeting times. Our format allows flexibility so you can fit the following course learning activities into your schedule:
–    Discussions
–    Study
–    Lab and Lab Report
–    Homework
•    Most students dedicate 9-12 hours/week to the course.
•    We recommend planning several 1-2 hour study blocks throughout the week and checking into the course daily once the discussions begin.

Labs you will complete

•    Math Warm-Up, Vector basics
•    Forces
•    Mass and Weight, Friction
•    Torque; Momentum of Forces
•    Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys
•    Linear Motion
•    Circular Motion
•    Energy and Power
•    Conservation of Energy and Power
•    Momentum

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L). D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, please review the D2L system recommendations.

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