PHY101 Course Outline

Building logical reasoning, understanding the investigative process, and gaining a knowledge base.

  1. Reasoning by discipline
  2. Lycopodium Powder
  3. Illusion Cards
  4. Forks
  5. Think-a-ma-jig
  6. Sliding Box
  7. Three Story Intellect
  8. Antifreeze Balls
  9. Density of Aluminum
  10. Bell and Dropper in Tropicana Bottle
Nature of Science and Scientific Investigation

  1. Mary Budd Rowe
  2. Richard Feynman
Atoms, Elements, and Atomic Theory

  1. Matter and Elements
  2. Physical and Chemical Changes
  3. Atoms - Protons, Electrons, Neutrons
  4. Atomic Theory Prior to the Raisin Pudding Model
  5. Raising Pudding Model and the Gold Foil Experiment
  6. Bohr's Contribution to the Planetary Model
  7. Probability and Quantum Mechanics

  1. Full Charges are Produced by Transferring Electrons
  2. Salts
  3. Acids and Bases
Temporary Dipoles and Permanent Dipoles

  1. Like Charges Repel, Unlike Charges Attract
  2. A Charge can Shift Electrons Within a Different Material to Form a Temporary Dipole
  3. Some Molecules Share Electrons Unevenly and have Permanent Dipoles
Intermolecular Forces

  1. Nonpolar Molecules have Weak Attractions Between Molecules
  2. Polar Molecules have Stronger Attractions Betweem Molecules
  3. These Attractions or Forces Between Molecules are Called Intermolecular Forces
  4. Very Polar Molecules have Very Strong Intermolecular Forces
  5. Both Intermolecular Forces (Polarity) and Mass must be Considered When Investigating Evaportation, Boiling Point, Etc.
  6. Many Common Observations can be Explained Using Intermolecular Forces
Graphing and Quantitative Reasoning

  1. Directly and Inversely Proportional Graphs
  2. Graphs as Models of Physical Changes
  3. Graphing Gravitational Potential Energy
  4. Relationship Between Kinetic and Potential Energy
  5. Conservation of Momentum