Albany State University
K. C. Chan & Samuel Masih
1. Target Audience:
Pre-calculus and Introductory Physics Students (Parallel courses)
Pre-calculus: 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.
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 pre-calculus course. The linkages above are topics to be connected and to be worked on.
5.Syllabi of topics to be connected:
|Units & measurement||Review of Algebraic functions and their graphs.|
|Kinematics||Review of solutions of polynomial equations.
Modeling with Polynomial functions.
|Newtons Laws||Trigonometric Ratios. Problem solving using
solutions of Right Triangles
|Momentum||Circular functions. Trigonometric function values|
|Work-energy||Periodic functions. Amplitude, period and
Modeling using Trigonometric functions
|SHM, waves and
|Heat & thermodynamics||Inverse Trigonometric functions|
|Rotational dynamics||Problem solving using Sine cosine formulas|
|optics||Polar representation of complex numbers|
|Demoivres theorem and its applications|
|Exponential and Logarithmic Functions|
|Models involving exponential and logarithmic functions.|