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Republic of the Philippines


DAVAO ORIENTAL STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Mati City, Davao Oriental

SYLLABUS IN INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS

Descriptive Title: Physics for Health Sciences/General Physics 1 (BS IT,BS BIO, BS ES, BSPE, BEED, BSED Bio)

Course Description: It’s an algebra-based physics course intended for general science students. This covers an introduction on vectors, motion, forces, energy, waves and fluids.

Credit: 4 Units (3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week)

Pre-requisite/s:

College Vision: DOSCST is envisioned as the premier institution of higher education and source of knowledge especially in the sciences and technology for the sustainable development in Mindanao.

College Mission: To contribute actively through relevant academic, research and extension programs in the sciences, technology and education to the sustainable socio-economic development of Davao
Oriental and beyond

Department Goals:
1. To integrate environmental ideas into curricular programs at all levels across various disciplines.
2. To provide laboratory facilities and equipment to assure educational quality and generate maximum learning.

General Course Objectives:

1.) To develop systematic problem-solving skills, critical thinking and creativity in a wide variety of physical problems using concrete knowledge in mechanics
2.) To appreciate the significance of understanding physical systems through practical and relevant applications
3.) To augment student’s resourcefulness and inquisitiveness in investigating physics-associated phenomena through exposition to various methodologies and improvised scientific instruments
4.) To promote independent learning and academic responsibility and integrity

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Time TOPICS Specific Learning Objectives Teaching Strategies/Methodologies Assessment/Evaluation


Frame At the end of each topic, the students should be able to:
(Session)
A. Orientation on the course, requirements and 1.) Examine the coverage, requirements, expectations and objectives of  Lecture and group discussions
grading systems the course
1 B. Lecture on how to succeed in physics 2.) Enumerate helpful strategies and insights how to be successful in
physics
I. Introduction 1.) Describe the nature of physics and relate it to other sciences  Lecture  Collage Making and
A. The Nature of Physics 2.) Enumerate the main branches of physics  Collage making and oral Oral Presentation
1 B. Branches and Fields of Physics 3.) Familiarize some fields of physics presentation  Game(”Pinoy
4.) Appreciate the importance of physics by giving examples showing  Game (”Pinoy Henyo”) Henyo”)
physics in daily life
C. Measurements 1.) Define measurement  Exercises
3 D. Units and Conversions 2.) Explain the importance of setting standards in measurement  Lecture  Game(“Hunter’s
3.) Differentiate accuracy from precision  Exercises Game”)
4.) Identify base and derived units  Game (“Hunter’s Game”)  Quiz
5.) Convert units of measurement

II. Vectors 1.) Differentiate scalar from vector quantities  Lecture  Exercises
A. Vector Representations 2.) Represent vectors graphically and in text  Exercises  Quiz
3 B. Components of a Vector 3.) Express vector in terms of its components  Laboratory Activity  Laboratory Activity
C. Vector Addition 4.) Define resultant vector  “Treasure Hunting”  “Treasure Hunting”
5.) Add vectors analytically(component) and graphically  PhET simulation Output
 PhET simulation
output
III. Kinematics Describe and analyze motion using verbal, graphical and mathematical
representations
1.) Define the following terms:
A. Displacement position; distance; displacement; speed; velocity; acceleration
5 B. Speed and Velocity
C. Acceleration 2.) Distinguish:  Lecture
D. Equations of Kinematics for Constant distance from displacement; speed from velocity; velocity from  Exercises  Exercises
Acceleration acceleration  Graphing  Quiz
E. Motion Graphs  Problem Solving  Laboratory Activity
F. Freely Falling Bodies 3.) Differentiate:  Laboratory Activity  Script making output
G. Projectile Motion i. instantaneous speed from average speed  Script Making
H. Circular Motion ii. instantaneous velocity from average velocity
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iii. instantaneous acceleration from average acceleration

4.) 4.) Describe motion that has:


i. constant speed; constant velocity; constant acceleration

5.) Enumerate the equations of kinematics for constant acceleration


motion
6.) Interpret motion graphs

7.) Define free fall motion and describe its characteristics


8.) Define projectile motion and describe its characteristics
9.) Differentiate uniform circular motion from non-uniform circular motion
10.) Solve problems involving motion with constant acceleration such as
freely falling bodies and projectile motion
FIRST DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION *********** FIRST DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION ********** FIRST DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION
1.) Define and describe force
IV. Forces, Newton’s Laws of Motion and 2.) State in words and in equation Newton’s Third Law of Motion
Torque 3.) Identify action-reaction pair forces
A. Force 4.) Enumerate and describe the four fundamental forces in nature
*Four Fundamental Forces in Nature 5.) Identify and describe examples of common forces
*Common Forces - Enumerate, compare and contrast different kinds of friction  Lecture  Quiz
6 6.) Classify a force as either contact or non-contact force  Exercises  Exercises
B. Newton’s First Law of Motion 7.) Differentiate mass from weight  Problem Solving  Student
C. Newton’s Second Law of Motion 8.) Define free-body diagram  Student Demonstration* Demonstration
D. Newton’s Third Law of Motion 9.) Draw free-body diagrams accurately  Laboratory Activity  Product Output (Kite)
E. Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation - Given a situation, identify the forces acting on a body/system  Kite Flying/festival  Laboratory Activity
F. Torque and Center of Gravity 10.) Define and describe net force
11.) Given a situation, calculate net force acting on an object
12.) Given a situation, determine if there is acceleration or not *Students are asked to choose a
13.) State in words and in equations Newton’s First and Second Laws of particular situation demonstrating
Motion each of the three laws of motion.
14.) Define and describe inertia These will be presented and
- Enumerate and describe two kinds of inertia explained in front of the class.
15.) Cite situations demonstrating Newton’s Three Laws of Motion
16.) State Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation and relate to the three
laws
17.) Solve problems on Newton’s Laws of Motion
18.) Define and describe torque

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19.) Define center of gravity and relate it to some applications such as


object’s and structure’s stability

 Lecture  Exercises
VII. Impulse and Momentum 1.) Define momentum and impulse and relate them to force and time of  Exercises  Activity output
A. The Impulse-Momentum Theorem contact in a system  Problem Solving  PhET simulation
1 B. Law of Conservation of Linear 2.) State and discuss the law of conservation of linear momentum  Activity: “ Eggtremely Fragile” output
Momentum 3.) Differentiate elastic from inelastic collision  PhET simulation
C. Collisions 4.) State and discuss the law of conservation of angular momentum
D. Law of Conservation of Angular 5.) Solve problems on one-dimensional collisions
Momentum

SECOND DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION *********** SECOND DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION ********** SECOND DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION

V. Energy 1.) Define and describe energy.  Lecture


A. Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy 2.) Define and differentiate kinetic from potential energy.  Presentation*
5 B. General Forms of Energy 3.) Define and differentiate the kinds of kinetic and potential energy.  Video Presentation^  Quiz
C. Law of Conservation of Energy 4.) Enumerate and define the general forms of energy and classify them as  Debate on sources of electrical  Presentation*
D. Heat, Thermal Energy and Temperature either kinetic or potential energy. energy  Video Presentation^
E. Methods of Heat Transfer 5.) Given a situation, identify the form(s) of energy that is depicted.  Production of simple generator  PhET simulation
F. Sources of Electrical Energy 6.) Given a situation, trace the associated energy transformation.  Laboratory Activity output
G. Work and Work-Energy Theorem 7.) State the Law of Conservation of Energy and relate to energy  PhET simulation  Laboratory Activity
H. Power transformation  Debate result
8.) Enumerate the electromagnetic waves in the electromagnetic spectrum
and describe each of these EM waves.  Product Output
9.) Define, compare and contrast heat, thermal energy and temperature. * Students are to choose a (generator)
10.) Describe what happens when heat is absorbed or given off by a body. particular situation (drawn in manila
11.) Discuss the distribution of sun’s energy as it enters the earth and paper) in which they would identify
relate to the occurrence of greenhouse effect. the forms of energy associated with
12.) Describe how living organisms regulate body temperature. the situation with corresponding
13.) Describe and differentiate nuclear fusion from nuclear fission. justification.
14.) Identify sources of electrical energy and discuss how they produce
electricity (electrical energy). ^ Students are grouped and
15.) State and discuss the Work-Energy Theorem. assigned on a particular source of
16.) Differentiate power from work. energy. They will be in-charged in
17.) Relate power to work, kinetic energy, force and velocity presenting a video how their
18.) Given a situation, identify the method of heat transfer involved. source of energy generates
electricity.
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THIRD DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION *********** THIRD DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION ********** THIRD DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION

VI. WAVES 1.) Define and describe wave


4 A. Mechanical and Non- 2.) Differentiate mechanical from electromagnetic waves; transverse from  Quiz
Mechanical(Electromagnetic) Waves longitudinal waves  Laboratory activity
B. Transverse and Longitudinal Waves 3.) Define the following properties of a wave and describe their output
C. Properties of a Wave relationship: wavelength, amplitude, frequency, speed and period of a  Lecture  PhET simlulation
*wavelength, amplitude, frequency, speed wave  Laboratory Activity output
and period 4.) Describe behaviors of a wave such as reflection, refraction, diffraction  PhET simulation
D. Behaviors of a Wave and interference
*reflection, refraction, diffraction, 5.) Enumerate the electromagnetic waves in the electromagnetic spectrum
interference and describe each of these EM waves.
E. Sound Waves 6.) Explain how sound waves are produced and how they propagate
- Shock Waves, Echo and Reverberation 7.) Explain phenomena such as Doppler effect, echo, reverberation and
F. Doppler Effect shock waves
G. Perception of Sound 8.) Explain some applications of sound waves such as echolocation, sonar
H. Echolocation and Medical Imaging and medical imaging(ultrasound)
9.) Explain how humans hear/perceive sound waves
10.) Explain the occurrence of earthquakes and tsunamis

XI. Pressure and Fluids 1.) Define density and differentiate it to mass
A. Density 2.) Define pressure and differentiate it to force
B. Pressure 3.) State Pascal principle and its application to technologies such as on  Lecture  Quiz
C. Pascal’s Principle dams, weather and medical instruments, and hydraulic machines as well  Laboratory Activity  Laboratory activity
3 D. Archimedes’ Principle as on common situations  PhET simulation output
E. Fluid Flow 4.) State Archimedes principle and apply to flotation  PhET simlulation
5.) Describe fluid flow and apply to related daily life activities/situations output
such as on water flow on hoses and blood flow

FOURTH DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION *********** FOURTH DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION ********** FOURTH DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION
PHYSICS OLYMPICS

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Course Requirements: Departmental exams, laboratory reports, quizzes and other forms of assessments

Grading System:

Departmental Exams: 60%


Quizzes: 15%
Projects: 10%
Laboratory Reports: 15%

Grade Equivalence:

Average (%) 44.9 & below 45-49.9 50-55.9 56-61.9 62-67.9 68-73.9 74-79.9 80-84.9 85-89.9 90-94.9 95-100
Grade 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.0 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.0

References:
1.) Cutnell and Johnson (2007), Physics 7th edition.
2.) Physics for Health Sciences by Urone
3.) http://www.physicsclassroom.com
4.) Young, H.D. and Freedman, R.A. (2004). University Physics with Modern Physics 11th edition. Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd.
5.) Padua, A. and Crisostomo, R. (2007). Practical and Explorational Physics. Vibal Publishing House, Inc.

Prepared by: Reviewed and Edited by : Noted by:

IVAN L. SALIGUMBA JOCELYN ARLES


JAY MARK BANTAYAN JANETH C. TAYONE ROY M. PADILLA
Department Chairperson Director for Instruction

Updated by:

RICKSTERLIE C. VERZOSA VANESSA E. ASASIAS

REJOLOR M. PEQUIRO ROSA MIA M. PAGLILINGAN