Physics (PHYS) 200
Introductory Physics I (Revision 6)
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PHYS 200 lab exemption
Area of Study: Science
Centre: Centre for Science
Téluq equivalency: PHY 1021
PHYS 200 is not available for challenge.
PHYS 200 is a junior, algebra-based course that provides an introduction to mechanics. PHYS 200 combined with either PHYS 201 or PHYS 202 gives the equivalent of one year in introductory physics able to be matched to offerings at other institutions.
- Kinematics in one and two dimensions
- Newton's laws of motion and applications
- Universal gravitation and satellite motion
- Work-energy principle and conservation of mechanical energy
- Conservation of linear momentum and collisions
- Rotational kinematics and dynamics
- Static equilibrium.
A compulsory lab component requires that students perform lab experiments in a place of their choice using a lab kit borrowed from Athabasca University Library, and some household items. Lab evaluation is based on written reports about the experiments performed. The PHYS 200 Lab Manual consists of the following seven experiments:
- Experiment 1: Graphical Analysis
- Experiment 2: Force Constant
- Experiment 3: Kinematics
- Experiment 4: Mechanical Energy
- Experiment 5: Dropping and Bouncing
- Experiment 6: The Atwood Machine
- Experiment 7: Motion on Incline
To receive credit for PHYS 200, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. You must also get a total lab mark of at least a 50 percent to pass the course. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
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To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Giancoli, Douglas C., 2004. Physics, 6th. ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
A print version of the eText may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 6, February 11, 2014.
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