House Bill 2504
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
PHYS140502 (Conceptual Physics)
Faculty Information  

Semester  Spring 2011  
Instructor  Byrd, Otis E.  
Phone  (409) 9846437  
byrdo@lamarpa.edu  
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Course Information  
Course ID #  10156  
Course SubjectNumberSection  PHYS140502  
Course Title  Conceptual Physics  
Course Description  Conceptual level survey of topics in physics for nonscience majors. Introducesthe basic interactions of nature with emphasis on thermodynamics and heat transfer. Counts as a laboratory science toward graduation  
Course Prerequisites  None  
Required Textbooks  Conceptual Physics,11th edition,written by Paul Hewitt,Published by Addison Wesley,2010  
Learning Objectives 
Intellectual Competencies 1. The ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials. 2. The ability to analyze and interpret spoken communication. 3. The ability to use critical thinking skills to apply concepts and solve problems 4. The ability to use computerbased technology in the acquisition of information, and data analysis Exemplary Educational Objectives 1. Learn Newton's first law 2. Define force 3. Calculate net force 4. Understand and apply the equilibrium rule 5. Define speed, velocity, acceleration, vectors, and free fall 6. Calculate velocity and acceleration; and solve free fall problems 7. Learn and apply Newton's second law 8. Apply Newton's second law for free fall and non free fall 9. Learn and apply Newton's third law 10. Use vectors and components to understand Newton's second law 11. Define and calculate momentum and impulse 12. Understand how momentum and impulse are related to Newton's second law 13. Explain and use conservation of momentum 14. Define energy, work, the EnergyWork Theorem 15. Explain and use conservation of energy 16. Compare kinetic energy and momentum 17. Understand the properties of a liquid 18. Define and calculate the hydrostatic pressure in a liquid 19. Define and calculate the buoyancy 20. Understand What Temperature represents 21. Use temperature change and specific heat to calculate heat requirement 22. Describe what happens during Evaporation, Boiling, Condensation, and Freezing 23. Define and understand conduction ,convection and radiation 24. Calculate the required energy for phase changes


Major Assignments 
Chapter Outline Week 1: Chapter 1: Mathematics; Scientific attitude; Science, Art, Religion, and Technolog Week 2: Chapter 2: History of motion, Newton's First Law, Force, Net force, Equilibrium Week 3: Chapter 3: Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, Free fall Week 4: Chapter 4: Newton's Second Law, Vectors, Free fall Week 5: Chapter 4: Complete Newton's Second Law, Review and TEST I Week 6: Chapter 5: Newton's Third Law, Force Interactions, Vectors Week 7: Chapter 6: Momentum and Impulse,
Spring Break
Week 8: Chapter 7: Energy, Mechanical Energy, Work, and Power Week 9: Chapter 7: Complete Energy, Work, and Power, Review and TEST II Week10: Chapter 13: Liquids, pressure and Buoyancy Week11: Chapter 15: Temperature, Measuring Heat, and Specific Heat Capacity Week 12: Chapter 15: Specific Heat Capacity of water, Expansion, and Thermal expansion of Water Week 13: Chapter 16: Heat Transfer, Conduction, Convection, Radiation, and Greenhouse Effect Week 14: Chapter 17: Evaporation, Boiling, and Freezing Week 15: Chapter 24: Energy in Phase Change and Topics in thermodynamics. Week 16: Review for Final FINAL Chapter HOMEWORK Chapter 2 Newton’s First Law of Motion  Inertia Review Questions 125 Exercises 2129 Ranking 14 Problems 14
Chapter 3 Linear Motion Review Questions 126 Plug and Chug 1,3,7,8,10,16 Ranking Task 2,3,4 Exercises 17,20 Problems 14 Chapter 4 Newton’s Second Law of Motion Review Questions 220,22,26,27,31 Plug and Chug 1,2,6,8 Ranking 1,2,4 Exercises 2123 Problems 15 Chapter 5 Newton’s Third Law of Motion Review Questions 117 Plug and Chug 2,3 Ranking 1,2,3 Exercises 1329 Problems 14 Chapter 6 Momentum Review Questions 117 Plug and Chug 1,3,5,7 Ranking 1,3,5 Exercises 1,2,3 Problems 14 Chapter 7 Energy Review Questions 116 Plug and Chug 1,4,17,10,13 Ranking 1,2,3


Discussion Topics  see assignments  
Attendance Policy  Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.  
Determination of Final Grade  Tests40%, Final20%, Lab20%, Home Work10%, Projects10%  
Final Exam Date  May 12, 2011  11:00 AM  
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