PELLISSIPPI STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MASTER SYLLABUS
PHYS 2010
Class Hours: 3 Credit Hours: 4
Laboratory Hours: 3 Revised: Fall 2016
This Course includes the basic principles of physics with their applications in premedical, dental, pharmacy, and veterinary programs and covers mechanics, heat, and wave motion including sound. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications.
Match current College catalog
Physics by Cutnell & Johnson, 9th Edition (Wiley) may be used as the course reference. The course material as well as its related laboratory manual are available at PSCC Website.
Week 
Topics 
Laboratory 
1 
Chapter 1: Systems of Units: Area, Volume, Velocity, Acceleration, and Force 
Problems Session: Trigonometry Review and Mass Density Problems 
2 
Chapter 1: Vectors, Vector Addition, Graphical and Components Methods 
Experiment 1: Density Measurement 
3 
Chapter 2: Motion in one Dimension Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration, Equation of Motion, & Feely Falling of Objects 
Experiment 2: Vector Addition: (Graphical Method) 
4 
Chapter 3: Motion in Two Dimensions The Motion of a Projectile 
Experiment 3: Vector Addition (Force Table) 
5 
Chapter 4: Force and Motion Newton’s Laws, Friction, and Applications of Newton’s Laws 
Experiment 4: Measurement of "g", Gravity Acceleration 
6 
Chapter 4 Continued… Newton’s Laws, Friction, and Applications of Newton’s Laws 
Experiment 5: Coefficient of Kinetic Friction 
7 
Chapter 5: Uniform Circular Motion Centripetal Force, Acceleration, and Application 
Experiment 6: Centripetal Force 
8 
Chapter 6: Work, Energy, Power, Energy Conservation Law, and WorkK.E. Theorem 
Experiment 7: Newton’s Second Law 
9 
Chapter 7: Impulse, Momentum, Conservation of Linear Momentum, Elastic and Inelastic collisions 
Experiment 8: Conservation of Energy 
10 
Chapter 8: Rotational Kinematics: Angular Motion, Centripetal Acceleration and Tangential Acceleration Chapter 9: Rotational Kinetic: Torque, Mass Moment of Inertia, Newton’s 2nd Law 
Problems Session

11 
Chapter 10: Simple Harmonic Motion: Linear Spring, Hooke’s Law, Oscillatory Motion, MassSpring System 
Problems Session 
12 
Chapter 11: Fluid Statics, Density, Pressure, Liquid Pressure, Archimedes & Pascal Principles 
Experiment 9: Archimedes' Principle 
13 
Chapter 12: Temperature and Heat Heat Calculation (Temperature Change) Heat Calculation (Phase Change) 
Experiment 10: Specific Heat Measurement 
14 
Chapter 14: Expansion of Gases Kinetic Theory of Gases Perfect Gas Law Chapter 16: Waves Waves, Sound, and Doppler Effect 
Experiment 11: Speed of Sound (Air Column Resonance) 
15 
Final Exam 

The course will
*Roman numerals after course objectives reference the TBR general education goals.
Students will
1. Apply learned physics concepts to theoretical and practical situations. (A, through F)
2. Apply learned physics concepts to estimate an unknown parameter in a given practical situation by using the physics principle(s) involved. (A, through F)
3. Recognize and identify the use of equipment and machines based on the units on their gauges. (A and F)
4. Have an understanding of energy calculation to estimate energy cost in a given situation. (A, C, D, E, and F)
5. Perform necessary conversions between Metric and nonMetric units and systems. (A and E)
6. Apply the kinematics equations to describe motion. (A, C, and E)
7. Apply the kinetics equation in forcemotion situations. (A, C, and E)
8. Solve circular motion problems involving centripetal acceleration and force. (A, C, and E)
9. Calculate the work done, energy involved, and energy conversions in a given problem. (A, C, and E)
10. Solve problems involving rotational motion due to an applied torque. (A, C, and E)
11. Solve temperature and heat problems with or without phase changes. (A, C, and E)
12. Solve problems involving thermal expansion in solids, fluids, and gases. (A, C, and E)
13. Solve density, pressure, and liquid pressure, problems as well as apply Pascal’s and Archimedes’ principles in buoyancy and hydraulic equipment problems. (A, C, and E)
14. Have the knowledge to resolve vectors into components to simplify problems. (A, C, and E)
15. Have an understanding of the law and applications of the linear momentum conservation. (A, C, and E)
16. Apply the ideal gas law to problems including isometric, isothermal, and isobar processes. (A, C, and E)
17. Have an understanding of Oscillatory motion, Wave motion, frequency, angular frequency, period, amplitude, and wave speed and apply them to simple problems that involve such parameters. (A, through F)
18. Apply the resonance of sound waves in open or closed pipes to measure the speed of sound. (A, C, and E)
* Capital letters after Expected Student Learning Outcomes reference the course goals listed above.
A. Testing Procedures: 75% of grade
This 75% is the mean theory grade calculated as
For Campusbased Students:
Theory Grade = 0.80 (Tests + Quizzes) + 0.20 (Comprehensive Final)
There will 4 to 6 tests each of which include problems as well as multiplechoice questions. There will be 2 quizzes: one on Chapter 12 and one on Chapter 16.
For Online Students: Theory Grade = 0.70 (Tests) + 0.30 (Final)
There will be an online chapter test each week. Final Exam must be taken on campus.
B. Laboratory Expectations: 25% of grade
Laboratory Grade = (the sum of reports grades) / (the number of the reports). 11 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.
C. Field Work: _______% of grade
An instructor who finds an opportunity for site visits or field work may give a maximum of 10% to this evaluation measure by adjusting the percentage in Part A.
D. Grading Scale: 91 to 100: A, 87 to 91: B+, 81 to 87: B, 77 to 81: C+, 70 to 77: C, & 60 to 70: D.
Pellissippi State expects students to attend all scheduled instructional activities. As a minimum, students in all courses (excluding distance learning courses) must be present for at least 75 percent of their scheduled class and laboratory meetings in order to receive credit for the course. Individual departments/programs/disciplines, with the approval of the vice president of Academic Affairs, may have requirements that are more stringent. In very specific circumstances, an appeal of the policy may be addressed to the head of the department in which the course was taken. If further action is warranted, the appeal may be addressed to the vice president of Academic Affairs.
Academic misconduct committed either directly or indirectly by an individual or group is subject to disciplinary action. Prohibited activities include but are not limited to the following practices:
• Cheating, including but not limited to unauthorized assistance from material, people, or devices when taking a test, quiz, or examination; writing papers or reports; solving problems; or completing academic assignments.
• Plagiarism, including but not limited to paraphrasing, summarizing, or directly quoting published or unpublished work of another person, including online or computerized services, without proper documentation of the original source.
• Purchasing or otherwise obtaining prewritten essays, research papers, or materials prepared by another person or agency that sells term papers or other academic materials to be presented as one’s own work.
• Taking an exam for another student.
• Providing others with information and/or answers regarding exams, quizzes, homework or other classroom assignments unless explicitly authorized by the instructor.
• Any of the above occurring within the Web or distance learning environment.
Please see the Pellissippi State Policies and Procedures Manual, Policy 04:02:00 Academic/Classroom Conduct and Disciplinary Sanctions for the complete policy.
Students that need accommodations because of a disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated should inform the instructor immediately, privately after class or in her or his office. Students must present a current accommodation plan from a staff member in Disability Services (DS) in order to receive accommodations in this course. Disability Services (http://www.pstcc.edu/sswd/) may be contacted via email or by visiting Alexander 130