Topics include concepts in fluid mechanics, waves, thermodynamics and optics.
Addendum to Course Description
This is a calculus-based physics course required for students majoring in engineering, physics and chemistry. The course is transferable to other baccalaureate engineering programs. Students should be aware of the program requirements of the institutions to which they wish to transfer. This course conforms with the Oregon Block Transfer program.
After completion of this course, students will
- Apply knowledge of fluids, thermodynamics, sound waves, and light waves to explain natural physical processes and related technological advances.
- Use an understanding of calculus along with physical principles to effectively solve problems encountered in everyday life, further study in science, and in the professional world.
- Design experiments and acquire data in order to explore physical principles, effectively communicate results, and critically evaluate related scientific studies.
Assess the contributions of physics to our evolving understanding of global change and sustainability while placing the development of physics in its historical and cultural context.
This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT.