Course Objectives

المادة الدراسية: 

 (Course Objectives)
 
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand: a) measurements, units, & estimating; b) basic & derived units in the SI system; c) significant figures
  2. Understand displacement, velocity, & acceleration. Understand the one-dimensional kinematics equations for motion at constant acceleration. Apply these equations to problems with objects in horizontal motion and objects in vertical motion (free fall) in the earth’s gravity.
  3. Understand vectors & how to add and subtract them using both the graphical and the analytical (trigonometric) methods.
  4. Understand projectile motion in the earth’s gravity & the basic equations describing it. Apply the basic kinematics equations for projectile motion to problems with objects shot into the air.
  5. Understand force and Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion. Apply these laws (especially the 2nd Law) to problems with objects subjected to constant forces.
  6. Understand frictional forces. Apply Newton’s 2nd Law to problems with objects moving in the presence of friction. Understand the basics of motion on an inclined plane.
  7. Understand centripetal acceleration & force. Apply these concepts, along with Newton’s 2nd Law, to problems with objects moving in uniform circular motion.
  8. Understand work by a constant force, kinetic energy, conservative forces, potential energy, & the Work-Energy Principle. Apply these concepts to various problems.
  9. Understand the Principle of Conservation of Mechanical Energy (for conservative forces). Apply this law to problems of objects moving under the influence of conservative forces.
  10. Understand momentum & impulse. Understand Newton’s 2nd Law in terms of momentum. Apply these concepts to problems with colliding objects.
  11. Understand the Law of Conservation of Linear Momentum. Apply this law to problems with colliding objects. Understand elastic & inelastic collisions & how to solve problems involving each kind of collision.
  12. Understand angular displacement, angular velocity, angular acceleration, & the relations between these & displacement, velocity, & acceleration. Apply these concepts to problems involving rotating rigid bodies.
  13. Understand the kinematics equations for rotation with constant angular acceleration. Apply these to problems involving rotating rigid bodies.
  14. Understand torque &Newton’s 2nd Law for rotational motion. Apply these concepts to problems involving rigid body rotation.
  15. Understand rotational kinetic energy & angular momentum. Apply these concepts to problems involving rigid body rotation.
  16. Understand the three conditions for static equilibrium. Apply these conditions to problems with objects in equilibrium.