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## Common Syllabus for PHY2048

This page outlines the common syllabus adopted by the department for our first semester introductory physics with calculus course PHY2048. The course is designed to cover a broad range of topics typically identified with Mechanics and Mechanical Waves. At FIU all students taking our PHY2048 classes can thus expect to see material from the list of required topics below. In addition, and at Instructor's discretion, material from the optional topics may also be included the course.

The topics identified below include a summary of the material to be covered along with the corresponding chapter in our common text book, University Physics by Young and Freedman.

Required Topics | Chapter | |
---|---|---|

1 | Units, Physical Quantities and Vectors | 1 |

2 | Motion Along a Straight Line | 2 |

3 | Motion in Two or Three Dimensions | 3 |

4 | Newton’s Laws of Motion | 4 |

5 | Application of Newton's Laws including Circular Motion | 5 |

6 | Work and Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem | 6 |

7 | Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy | 7 |

8 | Momentum, Impulse, Conservation of Momentum Center of Mass and Collisions | 8 |

9 | Rotational Motion: Kinematics, Kinetic Energy of Rotation | 9 |

10 | Rotational Dynamics: Torque, Rotational Inertia, Moment of Inertia and Conservation of Angular Momentum | 10 |

11 | Newton’s Law of Gravitation | 13 |

12 | Periodic, and Simple Harmonic Motion | 14 |

13 | Mechanical Waves | 15 |

Additional Topics at Instructor's Discretion | Chapter | ||
---|---|---|---|

14 | Rocket Propulsion | 8 | |

15 | Parallel Axis Theorem, Moment of Inertia Calculations and Precession | 10 | |

16 | Equilibrium of rigid bodies, Center of Gravity, Stress, Strain and Elastic Deformations | 11 | |

17 | Fluid Mechanics: Fluid Statics, Density, Pressure, Buoyancy, Fluid Dynamics: Bernoulli's Viscosity and Turbulence | 12 | |

18 | Damped and Forced Oscillations | 14 | |

16 | Sound and Hearing | 16 | |

17 | All of Thermal Physics: Temperature and Heat, Thermal Properties of Matter, 1st and 2nd Law of Thermodynamics | 17-20 |