
Student Learning Outcomes


Physics and Engineering SLOs
November 2011

ENGR 1
1. Students will be able to prepare a cover letter and resume specific to applying for an internship position.
2. Engineering 1 students will be able to design an appropriate educational plan for their time at Mt SAC, in preparation for transfer.
ENGR 8
1. Students will be able to use of various formulas for computing the solidification time of a simple casting.
2. Students will be able to identify regions and lines on a Eutectic Phase Diagram.
ENGR 18
1. Students will be able to draw a spiral with instruments.
2. Students will be able to draw three orthographic views of a given object.
ENGR 24
1. Students will be able to obtain the development length of a blank to produce a part with given dimensions.
2. Students will be able to draw a cam displacement diagram from the given specifications.
ENGR 40
1. Engineering 40 students will be able to analyze a typical truss to determine the force in a truss member.
2. Students will be able to draw a free body diagram for a multiforce member and determine reactions.
ENGR 41
1. Dynamics students will be able to solve a differential problem
2. Dynamics students will be able to solve a relative motion problem
ENGR 42
1. Given loading diagram for a beam. Students will prepare a bending moment diagram to identify the maximum and minimum values of bending moment on the beam.
2. Students will be able to determine the axial force in the components of a composite structure.
ENGR 44
1. Students will analyze and demonstrate understanding of the electrical behavior of second order DC circuits.
2. Students will be able to analyze and construct a basic noninverting amplifier.
PHSC 3
1. Students can identify the particular heat transfer mechanisms at
play in the design of a solar water heating collector.
2. Students can explain the science behind global warming, and can explain the relationship between the use of fossil fuels and climate change.
PHSC 7
1. Students will be able to identify the difference between and atom, molecule, and compound.
2. Students will be able to use Newton's laws to find the acceleration of an object.
PHSC 7L
1. Students will be able to write a balanced chemical equation for a double replacement reaction.
2. Students will be able to identify which metal has the greatest specific heat capacity.
PHYS 1
1. Students will be able to construct and describe series and parallel circuits.
2. Students will be able to use physics principles to explain how a loudspeaker converts an alternating electrical input into sound
3. Physics 1 students will be able to make measurements with optical instruments.
PHYS 2AG
1. Students will be able to measure the acceleration of a falling body.
2. Physics 2AG students will be able to draw a correct rigid body diagram for a typical rigid body problem.
PHYS 2BG
1. Physics 2BG students will be able to demonstrate the meaning of index of refraction and apply Snell's law of refraction to a problem
2. Physics 2BG students will be able to use electronic equipment to determine the resistance of a resistor.
PHYS 4A
1. Students can design an experiment to find the rotational inertia of an object.
2. Physics 4A students will be able to calculate the moment of inertia of a typical continuous body.
PHYS 4B
1. Physics 4B students will be able to analyze a circuit using Kirchhoff's Rules.
2. Students can use an Oscilloscope to measure the effect of frequency on the impedance of an RC circuit.
3. Physics 4B students will be able to make electrical measurements.
PHYS 4C
1. Students will use a laser and single and/or double slit system or diffraction grating and design and execute an experiment to determine the wavelength of a light source.
2. Students will analyze the hydrogen atom and demonstrate the connection between observed spectral lines and the energy levels in the hydrogen atom
SURV 1A
1. Students will be able to identify the correct contour line.
2. Surveying students will demonstrate proper use of the leveling equipment.
SURV 1B
1. Students will be able to compute the required volume.
2. Students will be able to find the length of a vertical curve.





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