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Republic of the Philippines

Laguna State Polytechnic University

Los Baos Campus
Los Baos, Laguna
VISION
The Laguna State Polytechnic University
College of Food, Nutrition and
Is a center of development transforming
adequately equip students with
Lives and communities.
attitude and in field of food

MISSION
LSPU provides quality education through responsive

GOAL
The LSPU particularly the

instruction, distinctive research, sustainable extension

Dietetics aims to

Services for improved quality of life towards nation

building.

fundamental knowledge

science, nutrition and dietetic management

in order
to prepare them for entry to professional
level.

A. Course Code: PHY 103

B. Description Title: Mechanical Physics
C. Description of the Course: This course covers the fundamental concepts of mechanics, kinematics, forces, Newton's Laws, momentum, energy, circular
motion, rotations, angular momentum, statics, and gravitation
D. Pre-requisite: Math 1
E. Semester Offered: 2nd Semester, 2013-2014
F. Credit Unit: 3 units; 5 hours per week (2hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)
G. Course Requirements:
Attendance, written exams, quizzes, practical tests, oral participation, laboratory reports, projects
H. Course Outline:

TARGET
DATE

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

First
1. Acquaint students on the mission,
meeting (1
vision, goals and objectives of the
hour)
LSPU system
2. Familiarize students with subject

TOPIC
(LEARNING
CONTENT)
Orientation

STRATEGIES

EVALUATION
TECHNIQUES

VALUES
INFUSED

INSTRUCTIONA
L MATERIALS

Discussion

Quiz

Loyalty
Trust

Handouts

Introduction

Lecture

Obedience

Student

REMARKS

First
Second
week

Third
Fourth
week

policies and grading system

1.Properly use units in making
calculations
2. Change a unit in which one
quantity is expressed from those
of one system to those of another
system

1.Determine whether a quantity is

vector or scalar
2. Draw a vector on a suitable scale
that shows the magnitude and
direction of a vector quantity.
3. Add vectors on a diagram to find
their resultant
4. Use the Pythagorean theorem to
find the length of an unknown side
of a triangle.
5. Use the sine, cosine and tangent
functions of an angle in solving
vector problems
6.Resolve a vector into components
in two perpendicular directions
7. Find the magnitude and direction
of a vector from its components
8. Add vectors using their
components

Fifth

Sixth week 1. Define speed

2. Define velocity and differentiate it
from speed
3.Distinguish between instantaneous
speed and average speed
4. Determine the instantaneous
speed of a moving object from a
graph of distance versus time

I. Measurement
1. Systems of
Measurement
2. Units of
measurement
3. Conversion of units

II. Vectors
1. Vector and Scalar
quantities

Discussion
Laboratory
experiment
Board work/
Seatwork

Lecture

recitation
recitation

Critical thinking
Keen observation
Patience and
diligence

Quizzes
recitation

Critical thinking

Textbook

Patience

PowerPoint
presentations
using
Multimedia
projector

Discussion

Quizzes

Laboratory
experiment

Evaluation of
laboratory
reports and
performance

Board work/
Seatwork

Laboratory
Manual

Evaluation of
laboratory
reports and
performance

Diligence
a. graphical method
b. analytical method

handbook
Textbook

Honesty

Laboratory
equipment and
apparatus

Laboratory
Manual

Unit test
Laboratory
equipment and
apparatus

3. Resolution of
vectors

III. Force and Motion

1. Rectilinear motion
a. Speed and velocity

Lecture/
Discussion

recitation

Critical thinking

Textbook

Patience
b. Acceleration

Laboratory
experiments

Evaluation
laboratory

of Diligence

Laboratory
Manual

5.

Seventh
eighth
week

Solve problems that involve

reports
and
distance, time and average speed
performance
6. Define acceleration in terms of c. Motion equations
Board work/
speed and in terms of velocity
Seatwork
7. Find the acceleration of an object
Quizzes
whose speed is changing
8. Solve problems that involve
acceleration, initial and final
speeds and time
9. Analyze situations in which the
acceleration of an object is
opposite in direction to its initial
speed
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS
1. Use the first law of motion to find
2. Newtons laws
Lecture/
out whether or not something is
Law of inertia
Discussion
recitation
being acted upon by a net force.
2. Use the second law of motion to
Laboratory
solve problems that involve force,
experiments
Evaluation
of
mass and acceleration
Law of
laboratory
3. Distinguish between mass and
Acceleration
reports
and
weight
Board work/ performance
4.Find weight of an object of given
Seatwork
mass; find mass of object of given
Quizzes
weight
5. Use third law to relate action and
Law of Action and
reaction forces
Reaction
6. Find the momentum of a moving
Momentum
object
7. Find the impulse given to an object Impulse
by a force that acts on it for a
certain time.
8. Use the principle of conservation
Law of Conservation
of momentum to analyze the
of Momentum
motion of objects that push each
other apart
9. Explain law of universal
gravitation.
10. Find force of attraction between
3. Free Fall

Honesty

Laboratory
equipment and
apparatus

Critical thinking

Textbook

Cooperativeness

Laboratory
Manual

Patience
Accuracy
Diligence

Laboratory
equipment and
apparatus

Ninth week

Tenth week

bodies.
11. Apply the formulas that describe
accelerated motion to objects that
fall from rest.
12.Solve problems that concern
objects thrown upward
13. Analyze the motion of an object
that has both horizontal and
vertical components of motion
14. Find the horizontal range of a
projectile given its initial speed and
direction.
15. Explain the significance of
centripetal force in motion along a
curved path.
16. Relate the centripetal force on
something in uniform circular
motion to its mass, its speed and
the radius of its orbit
1. Draw a free body diagram that
shows the forces acting on an
object
2. Write the expressions that express
the translational equilibrium of an
object
3. Find the force needed to balance
out the other forces acting on an
object so that it will be in
translational equilibrium.
4. Determine the torque exerted by a
force about a given pivot point.
5. Find the center of gravity of an
object.
6. Determine whether an object is in
stable, unstable or neutral
equilibrium.
1. Calculate the minimum force
needed to move an object against
the influence of friction

Projectile motion

Uniform Circular
motion

IV. Equilibrium
1. Translational
equilibrium

Lecture/
Discussion

recitation

Critical thinking

Textbook

Cooperativeness

Laboratory
Manual

Laboratory
experiments

2. Torque

Evaluation
of Patience
laboratory
reports
and Accuracy
performance
Diligence
Board work/ Quizzes
Seatwork

Laboratory
equipment and
apparatus

3. Center of
Gravity

V. Friction
1. Static friction
2. Kinetic friction

Lecture/
Discussion

recitation

Critical thinking

Textbook

Cooperativeness

Laboratory

Eleventh
Twelfth
week

Thirteenth

2. Calculate the frictional force acting

on a moving object
3. Calculate coefficient of friction

3. Coefficient of
friction

1. Find the work done by a force that

moves an object through a certain
displacement
2. Find the work done when an
object is raised through a given
height
3..Distinguish among kinetic,
potential, and rest forms of energy
4. Calculate the gravitational
potential energy of an object
relative to a given reference level
5. Calculate the rest energy of an
object of given mass
6. Calculate the kinetic energy of a
moving object
7. Use the principle of conservation
of energy to solve problems that
involve moving objects.
8. Determine the power output of an
energy source
9. Distinguish between the ideal and
actual mechanical advantages of a
machine
10. Calculate the ideal and actual
mechanical advantages of a
machine
11. Relate the efficiency of a
machine to its ideal and actual

VI. Work, Energy and

Power
1. Work and
Energy
transformation
s
2. Energy
Potential
Kinetic
Conservation
of energy
3. Power
4. Simple
Machines
Mechanical
Efficiency of
machines

1. Define elasticity
2. Explain elastic limit

VII. Elasticity
1. Elasticity

Laboratory
experiments

Manual

Evaluation
of Patience
laboratory
Board work/ reports
and Accuracy
Seatwork
performance
Diligence
Quizzes
Lecture/
Critical thinking
Discussion
recitation
Cooperativeness
Laboratory
experiments
Evaluation
of Patience
laboratory
reports
and Accuracy
Board work/
performance
Seatwork
Diligence
Quizzes

MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS
Lecture/
Discussion

Critical
thinking

Laboratory
equipment and
apparatus
Textbook
Laboratory
Manual
Laboratory
equipment and
apparatus

Textbook

week

Fourteenth
week

Fifteenth
Sixteenth
week

3. Distinguish among tensile,

compressive and shear stresses
4. Relate stress of a particular kind
to the strain it produces and to
the appropriate modulus of
elasticity of the material.
5. Give some applications of the
relationship between stress and
strain
1. Distinguish between mass and
weight densities
2. Calculate
a. Density of a body given its
mass or weight and volume
b. Its mass or weight given its
density and volume
c. Its volume given its mass or
weight and density
3. Define relative density and
calculate relative densities of
different materials.
4. Relate pressure to force and area
5. Find the pressure at a given depth
in a fluid due to the weight of the
overlying fluid
6. Use Archimedes principle to
determine buoyant force on an
object immersed in a fluid and
thereby establish whether or not it
will float.
7. Use Bernoullis equation to relate
the pressure, height and speed of
a liquid at one place with their
values at another place.

2. Elastic limit
3. Stress
4. Strain
5. Modulus of
elasticity
6. Hookes law

Laboratory Manual
Laboratory
experiments

Evaluation of
laboratory reports
and performance

Board work/
Seatwork

Quizzes

Cooperative
ness
Patience

Laboratory
equipment and
apparatus

Accuracy
Diligence

VIII. Fluids
1. Density
2. Relative
density
3. Pressure
4. Pascals
principle
5. Archimedes
principle
6. Bernoullis
theorem

Lecture/
Discussion

Critical
thinking

Laboratory
experiments

Evaluation
of Cooperative
laboratory reports ness
and performance
Patience
Quizzes
Accuracy

Textbook
Laboratory Manual

Board work/
Seatwork

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

Diligence

Laboratory
equipment and
apparatus

References:
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____________. Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of plied Physics. (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Book Co.,Inc. 1988.
Catchillar, Gerry C. Laboratory Manual.College Physics. Mandaluyong City: National BookStore. 2004.
Schaum, Daniel. Theory and Problems of College Physics. (6th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Book Co., Inc..1976.
Sears, Francis W., M.W. Zemansky and H.D. Young. College Physics. (4th ed). Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc. 1974.
Weber, Robert L., K.V. Manning, M.W. White andG.A. Weygard. Ollege Physics. (5th ed). New York: McGraw Hill Book Co.,Inc. 1977.

Prepared by:

Checked:
Reviewed:
Approved:
CARMELA JHOY G. MERCADO
Acting Dean, CFND

FELINA G. PANER
A / Prof. 1