Albany State University
K. C. Chan & Samuel Masih
Project Summary
1. Target Audience:
Precalculus and Introductory Physics Students (Parallel courses)
2.Goal:
PhysicsMathematics Connections
3.Course Description:
Precalculus: Transcendental functions and their applications
Introductory physics: Physical concepts of matter, motions, energy and fundamental forces.
A Multimedia Interactive Math book will be used in both courses to connect math and physics.
4.Project Description:
The topics outlined below are topics to be connected in the parallel courses to be offered in the near future. Whenever physics is taught, the Multimedia Interactive Math book will be used as a means to review basic math concepts such as function and trigonometry. On the other hand, the Multimedia Interactive Math book will incorporate Introductory Physics examples when it is used in the precalculus course. The linkages above are topics to be connected and to be worked on.
5. Syllabi of topics to be connected:
Physics Topics 
PreCalculus Topics 

Units & measurement  Review of Algebraic functions and their graphs.  
Kinematics  Review of solutions of polynomial equations. Modeling with Polynomial functions. 

Newton’s Laws  Trigonometric Ratios. Problem solving using
solutions of Right Triangles Vector concepts 

Momentum  Circular functions. Trigonometric function values  
Workenergy  Periodic functions. Amplitude, period and
Phase shift Modeling using Trigonometric functions 

SHM, waves and energy propagation 
Trigonometric Equations  
Heat & thermodynamics  Inverse Trigonometric functions  
Rotational dynamics  Problem solving using Sine cosine formulas  
optics  Polar representation of complex numbers  
Demoivre’s theorem and its applications  
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions  
Models involving exponential and logarithmic functions. 
Next syllabus
Syllabi index
Introduction