# Physics SAMPLE Student Learning Outcomes

These learning outcomes are meant only as sample and are not representative of Santa Ana College's learning outcomes.

## PHYS 11 - Descriptive Physics | |

1. | Demonstrate mastery of lab report for an activity in Physics 11 curriculum |

2. | Quantitative mastery of Physics 11 Problems |

3. | Read, analyze and critique a magazine or newspaper article about a current discovery in the physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, earth science, geology, meteorology, and astronomy), specifically identifying parts of the process of science, including evidence of observation, past research, testable hypotheses, experimental results, data analysis, support for or against prior theory, peer review and publishing. |

## PHYS 122 - Physics Supplemental Instruction | |

1. | Apply concepts of and solve problems in physics |

2. | Solve problems collaboratively |

3. | Demonstrate increased awareness of learning styles in order to enhance success in Physics |

## PHYS 18 - Preparatory Physics | |

1. | Demonstrate mastery of math and reasoning ability needed for solving introductory physics analytical and conceptual problems |

## PHYS 25 - Computational Methods for Engineers and Scientists | |

1. | Students will solve by HAND, using differential calculus, for an independent variable that will optimize/minimize/maximize some dependent variable quantity that results from the analysis of a real-world situation-scenario. |

2. | Given a data set that can be modeled by either a Power-function or an Exponential-function, students are expected to linearize the data, and then perform a Linear Regression using MATLAB or EXCEL software to determine the best-case fitting constants m & b. |

3. | Students will use MATLABs SimuLink InterConnected-Icon based programming environment to create a SimuLink FeedBack Diagram that produces a graph of the numerical solution to a Nonlinear, NonHomogeneous, Second order Differential Equation. |

4. | Students will use base-MATLAB commands to create a script file that produces a graph of the numerical solution to a Nonlinear, NonHomogeneous, Second order Differential Equation. |

5. | Students will use MATLAB’s native “APP,” MuPad, to produce a SYMBOLIC-equation solution to a Linear, NonHomogeneous, Second order Differential Equation. |

Source: **Chabot College**