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### Course Learning Outcomes

A. Introduction

• Use SI units in the correct format for all measurements and calculations.
• Use scientific notation and metric multipliers.
• Approximate to the nearest order of magnitude and make reasonable estimates of physical quantities.
• Distinguish between scalar and vector quantities.
• Add and subtract vectors, and resolve vectors into perpendicular components along chosen axes.

B. Mechanics

• Define and use distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration to describe motion.
• Solve problems of uniformly accelerated motion.
• Sketch and interpret motion graphs.
• Analyze projectile motion.
• Sketch and interpret free-body (force) diagrams.
• State Newton’ s laws of motion.
• Solve problems involving forces.
• Understand and use the concepts of work and power.
• Understand the concepts of kinetic and potential energy.
• Apply the principle of conservation of energy to solve problems.
• Understand the concept of linear momentum.
• Apply the principle of conservation of linear momentum to solve problems, including elastic and inelastic interactions between bodies or explosions.

C. Electricity and Magnetism

• Identify two types of electric charge and the direction of the forces between them.
• Solve problems using Coulomb’s law.
• Understand the concept of electric field and define electric potential.
• State Ohm’s law and define the components of electric circuits.
• Solve problems using the formulas for combined resistors.
• Apply Kirchhoff’s laws to solve simple circuit problems.
• Understand the concept of magnetic field.
• Understand the concept of electromagnetic induction.

D. Oscillations and Waves

• Describe simple examples of free oscillations.
• Describe the changes in displacement, velocity, and acceleration during simple harmonic motion.
• Understand the interchange between kinetic and potential energies during simple harmonic motion.
• Define wave properties and compare transverse and longitudinal waves.
• Solve problems involving wave speed, frequency, period, and wavelength.
• Understand the nature of electromagnetic waves and sound waves.
• Sketch and interpret incident, reflected, and transmitted waves.
• Solve problems involving Snell’s law, critical angle, and total internal reflection.
• Understand the meaning of the terms diffraction, interference, and polarization.