Course Syllabus
Mechanics and Heat (II)
PHYS 1320
Class Hours: 3 
Credit Hours: 4 
Lab Hours: 3 
Date Revised: Fall 2009 
Catalog Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Mechanics and Heat I. It covers rigid body equilibrium, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, ideal gas behavior, oscillatory motion, and acoustics. Course includes 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory applications. On Demand
Entry Level Standards: Students registering for this course must have a strong background in calculus and trigonometry.
Prerequisite: PHY 1310
Texts: University Physics, by Harris Benson, Revised Edition
Lab Manual: Physics 2010 Lab Manual plus a few handouts
I. Week/Unit/Topic Basis:
Week Topics Covered in Group Activity Laboratory


1 
Chapter 12, Angular Momentum & Statics 


12.1 The Torque Vector 


12.2 Angular Momentum 


12.3 Rotational Dynamics 


12.4 Conservation of Angular Momentum 


12.5 Conditions for Static Equilibrium 







2 
Chapters 12, Continued…. 


12.6 Center of Gravity 
Group Experiment #1 

12.7 Dynamic Balance 
Newton’s Second Law Applied 

12.8 Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum 
to Rotational Motion 

12.9 Gyroscopic Motion 


Test 1 




3 
Chapter 13, Gravitation 


13.1 Newton’s Law of Gravitation 


13.2 Gravitational and Inertial Mass 
Group Experiment #2 

13.3 The Gravitational Field Strength 
Rotational Equilibrium: 

13.4 Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion 
Calculation of Supports 

13.5 Continuous Distribution of Mass 
Reactions of a Loaded Beam 

Historical Note: Background to Principia 

4 
Chapter 14, Solids and Fluids 


14.1 Density 


14.2 Elastic Moduli 
Group Experiment #3 

14.3 Pressure in Fluids 
Center of mass 

14.4 Archimedes’s Principle 


14.5 The Equation of Continuity 


14.6 Bernoulli’s Equation 


Test 2 




5 
Chapter 15, Oscillations 


15.1 Simple Harmonic Oscillation 
Group Experiment #4 

15.2 The BlockSpring System 
Archimedes’ Principle 

15.3 Energy in Simple Harmonic Notion 
Buoyancy 

15.4 Pendulum 




6 
Chapter 16, Mechanical Waves 


16.1 Wave Characteristics 
Group Experiment #5 

16.2 Superposition of Waves 
Hooke’s Law 

16.3 Speed of a Pulse on a String 


16.4 Reflection and Transmission 


16.5 Traveling Waves 


Test 3 

7 
Chapter 16, Continued… 


16.6 Traveling Harmonic Waves 
Group Experiment #6 

16.7 Standing Waves 
Speed of Transverse Waves 

16.8 Resonant Standing Waves on a String 
(In Stretched Strings) 

16.9 The Wave Equation 


16.10 Energy Transport on a String 


16.11 Velocity of Waves on a String 




8 
Chapter 17, Sound 


17.1 The Nature of Sound Waves 
Group Experiment #7 

17.2 Resonant Standing Sound Waves 
Speed of Longitudinal Waves 

17.3 The Doppler Effect 
(Sound Speed Measurement) 

17.4 Interference I Time: Beats 


17.5 Velocity of Longitudinal Waves in a Fluid 


17.6 Sound Intensity 


Test 4 




9 
Chapter 18, Temperature, Thermal Expansion, and Gas Law 


18.1 Temperature 
Group Experiment #8 

18.2 Temperature Scales 
Coefficient of Thermal 

18.3 The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics 
Expansion of Solids 

18.4 The Equation of State of an Ideal Gas 


18.5 ConstantVolume Gas Thermometer 


18.6 Thermal Expansion 




10 
Chapter 19, First Law of Thermodynamics 


19.1 Specific Heat 
Group Experiment #9 

19.2 Latent Heat 
Specific Heat Measurement 

19.3 The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat 


19.4 Work in Thermodynamics 


19.5 First Law of Thermodynamics 


Test 5 

11 
Chapter 19, Continued… 


19.6 Application of The First Law of Thermodynamics 
Group Experiment #10 

19.7 Ideal Gases 
Heat Transport (Conduction) 

19.8 Speed of Sound 


19.9 Heat Transport 







12 
Chapter 20, Kinetic Theory 


20.1 The Model of an Ideal Gas 
Group Problem Session 

20.2 Kinetic Interpretation of Pressure 


20.3 Kinetic Interpretation of Temperature 


20.4 Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas 


Test 6 




13 
Chapter 20, Continued... 


20.5 Equipartition of Energy 
Group Problem Session 

20.6 MaxwellBoltzmann Distribution of Speeds 


20.7 Mean Free Path 


20.8 Van der Waals Equation: Phase Diagrams 




14 
Chapter 21, Entropy and The Second Law of Thermodynamics 


21.1 Heat Engine, KelvinPlanck Statement of the 2^{nd} Law 


21.2 Refrigerators and the Clausius Statement of the 2^{nd} Law 


21.3 Equivalence of the KelvinPlanck & Clausius Statements 


21.4 Reversible and Irreversible Processes 
Group Problem Session 

21.5 The Carnot Cycle 


21.6 The Gasoline Engine (Otto Cycle) 


21.7 Entropy 


21.8 Entropy and The Second Law 


21.9 The Availability of Energy 


21.10 Entropy and Disorder 




15 
Final Exam Period 

Extended Closure: If for any reason the college has to close for any number of days, it is your responsibility to study and follow the syllabus as if you are attending classes. You should frequently check your email and follow the instructions given by your instructor as how and when tests will be given. For laboratory experiments, our existing physics applets on our NBS Website will be used. You will perform online experiments and email your reports.
II. Course Objectives:
The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the principles of physics as basis for their continuation of studies in Science and Medical profession. At work sites, the graduates often need to work with equipment that work by the virtue of physics principles. Examples are traction equipment, Xray machines, sonogram, blood pressure measurement devices, etc. The examples and problems selected for the course give the students the necessary knowledge and skills to read and analyze scientific data with proper understanding of the units involved and the type of physical quantity measured. The first few chapters lay down the foundation that is absolutely necessary to understand the physical quantities that appear in later chapters and are often seen on equipment used in medicine or industry. On this basis, after finishing this course, students will be able to:


A 
explain Metric and American units and systems and perform various conversions between the two, (The gauges at work sites often use both types of units),(V.1 & V.3) 
B 
Describe the motion of a body and calculate the necessary parameters by using equations of motion in a practical situation,(V.1 & V.4) 
C 
Analyze forcemotion relations in a practical situation ,(V.1 & V.4) 
D 
calculate the work done by a force as well as energy calculations and conversion to heat (calories),(V.1 & V.4) 
E 
explain different forms of energy and their conversion to each other as well as the Principle of Conservation of Energy in practical situations at work sites,(V.1, V.2, V.3,& V.4) 
F 
apply the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, (V.2, V.3,& V.4) 
G 
calculate the parameters involved in the motion of a rotating object such as particle separators (centrifugal separating devices),(V.2 & V.4) 
H 
apply the laws of fluid pressure and density to measure the necessary parameters in a practical situation at work, (V.1 & V.3) 
I 
make temperature measurements in different scales and convert and use them for heat and energy calculations with or without phase change,(V.3) 
J 
apply the equations for thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and gases, (V.3) 
K 
Describe oscillatory motion by measuring wavelength, amplitude, and the phase of motion of mechanical waves such as sound, (V.1 & V.3) 
L 
apply the knowledge of sound parameters such as frequency, wavelength, and in interpreting the signals on measurement devices in sonography and ultrasound, (V.3) 
M 
apply the conditions of static equilibrium to find the forces acting on an object in a given situation, (V.1 & V.3) and 
N 
use the concept of torque of a force to analyze the static equilibrium of a rigid body. (V.3) 
* 
Roman numerals after course objectives reference goals of the university parallel programs. 
III. Instructional Processes:
Students will: 

1 
learn in a cooperative mode by working in small groups with other students and exchanging ideas within each group (or sometimes collectively) while being coached by the instructor who provides assistance when needed, (Active Learning Strategy), 
2 
learn by being a problem solver rather than being lectured, (Active Learning Strategy), 
3 
explore and seek the solutions to the given problems that measures his/her level of accomplishment, (Active Learning Strategy), 
4 
visit industry sites or will be visited by a person from industry who applies the concepts being learned at his/her work site, (Transitional Strategy), 
5 
gradually be given higher and higherlevel problems to promote his/her critical thinking ability, (Active Learning Strategy), 
6 
search for the solution to the assigned projects by examining the available software and resources. (Transitional Strategy), 
7 
get engaged in learning processes such as projects, mentoring, apprenticeships, and/or research activities as time allows, (Transitional Strategy), and 
8 
use computers with appropriate software during class or lab as a boost to the learning process (Technology Literacy Outcome). 
IV. Expectations for Student Performance:*

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 
1 
apply the physics concepts to theoretical and practical situations (A through K), 
2 
estimate an unknown parameter in a given practical situation by using the physics principles involved, (B, D, E, F, G, H, and I), 
3 
recognize and identify the use of equipment and machines from the units used in their gauges, (A), 
4 
master energy calculations to estimate energy requirement and feasibility in a given situation, (D, E, and F), 
5 
perform necessary conversion between Metric and nonmetric units and systems (A), 
6 
apply the kinematics equations to describe motion, (B and C), 
7 
apply the kinetics equation in forcemotion situations (B and C), 
8 
calculate the work done, energy involved, and energy conversions in a given problem (D, E, and F), 
9 
solve problems involving circular motion as well as torque, energy, and momentum calculations (E, F, and G), 
10 
solve temperature and heat problems with or without phase change, (I), 
11 
solve problems involving heat effect and thermal expansion in solids, fluids, and gases (J), 
12 
solve problems in oscillatory motion in order to find the parameters involved (K and L), 
13 
solve and analyze fluid pressure, air pressure, and density problems (H), 
14 
apply a vector approach where vector quantities are involved (M), 
15 
resolve a vector into two components graphically and analytically (M), and 
16 
apply force and torque equilibrium concepts in solving rigidbody problems (M, N, and O). 
* 
Letters after performance expectations reference the course objectives listed above. 
V. Evaluation:
Students are primarily evaluated on the basis of test/quiz type assessments and homework as outlined on the syllabus and supplement distributed by the instructor. 

A

The following formula is used to evaluate the course grade: Course Grade = (0.75)x(Theory Grade) + (0.25)x(Lab Grade) 
B 
Theory Grade = 0.80(Tests + Quizzes + H.W. ) + 0.20(Comprehensive Final) Tests count (80%), quizzes (10%), and homework (10%). The number of tests may vary from 5 to 7. The percentages given for tests, quizzes, and homework may vary depending on the instructor. 
C 
Laboratory Grade = (the sum of reports grades) / (the number of the reports). 10 experiments* are designed for the course. Each experiment requires a report that must be at least spellchecked. Procedures for a standard lab report will be given by your instructor. To avoid a ZERO Laboratory Grade, at least 6 reports must be turned in. No late lab report(s) will be accepted and there are No Lab Makeups. 
D 
Site Visits: The necessary site visits will be announced as the arrangements are made. Evaluation will be based on of attendance as well as the visit report. 
E 
Grading Scale: (91100: A), (8791: B+), ( 8187 : B), (7781: C+), (7077:C), and (6070: D) 
VI. Policies:
Attendance: College Policy mandates that a student be present for at least 75% of the scheduled class and lab meetings in order to receive credit for the course. 
Final Exam: Final Exam must be taken during the Final Exam Week. No early Final Exam will be given. 
Lab Reports: No late lab report will be accepted and there are No Lab Makeups 
Students with Disabilities: If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform me immediately. Please see me privately after class or in my office. Students must present a current accommodation plan from a staff member in Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD)in order to receive accommodations in this course. Services for Students with Disabilities may be contacted by going to Goins 125, 127 or 131,or Alexander 105 or by phone: 6946751(Voice/TDY), 5397153, 5397091 or 5397249.
Experiments:
1 
Newton’s Second Law Applied to Rotational Motion 
2 
Rotational Equilibrium: Supports Reactions of a Loaded Beam 
3 
Center of Mass 
4 
Archimedes’ Principle: Buoyancy 
5 
Hooke’s Law 
6 
Speed of Transverse Waves in a Stretched String 
7 
Speed of Longitudinal Waves (Sound) in a Fluid (Air) 
8 
Coefficient of Thermal Linear Expansion of Solids 
9 
Specific Heat Measurement 
10 
Heat Transport (Conduction) 