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Physics 220-69113 - Mechanics of Solids and Liquids - Veronica G. Galang

Course:Mechanics of Solids and Liquids
Professor:Veronica G. Galang
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Mabuhay! My name is Veronica Galang and I will be your instructor for this semester in this in person course. This course runs from February 06 to June 01. In this letter, you will find basic information about the course as well as resources for ensuring your success in education. Let me start by telling you about me I have an undergraduate degree (B.SE.) in Biology, a master's degree (MAT) in Physics with a credential in Information Technology, and currently taking ED.D. My loving husband and I has four kids. I'm looking forward to exploring teaching in higher education with you all and learning ways to keep my students engaged and connected to the learning experience. In my spare time I love spending time with my sons and our dog, hiking with my husband and watching netflix, and enjoying the sunshine outdoors. I can't wait to get to know you all more in next month!

Course Description

 Presents a calculus-based introductory study of particle and rigid body statics and dynamics, vibrational motion, and fluid mechanics. The class meets twice a week for Lecture to Analyze and solve physics problems applying Newton’s laws and the principles of energy conservation to problems involving linear, rotational, oscillatory, and other types of motion and Lab to Conduct experiments using instruments to measure and examine object motion in the context of Newton’s laws and the principles of energy conservation, and formulate meaningful conclusions based on the physical data.

What to Expect in this Course

This is in person course: • Weekly lectures and labs are in the physical classroom. Every Tuesday is Lecture and Thursday is lab from-5:30 pm- 8:50 Pm (ALLB- 113) • Weekly assignments online HW with Mylab and Mastering Physics pearson’s tools • Exams will take place during lab time in the physical classroom. • All lecture material and assignments (lecture notes, videos, HW, etc..) for this in person course is found online on the Canvas course webpages. You will be using the course webpages on Canvas every week--you should be logging into Canvas at least three times a week. A tremendous amount of multimedia resources is available for you; multimedia lectures, problem solving videos, and various animations are posted for each week's material. Expectation that you are regularly watching the posted videos, using the various resources available to you. • You must register to Mylab and Mastering Physics to get access to resources and materials. Student_Registration_Handout_galang86156.pdf • You must secure a copy/buy the Lab Manual , available at the textbook, (yellow cover

Types of Assessments

Assessments include random and often quizzes, lab activities, mid-term and final exam, and assigned homework. Examinations will be held in the lab room.

• Weekly MasteringPhysics homework,

• Weekly lab assignments and groupwork

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

 Register to Mylab and Mastering Physics to get access to resources and materials.  Student_Registration_Handout_galang86156.pdf 

You must secure a copy/buy the Lab Manual , available at the textbook,


by Michaels 


Edition: 6TH



ISBN 13: 2818440050725


Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics by Knight, Randall D.

SKU: MBS_2418383_dg

Edition: 4TH



ISBN 13: 8220123697556


Other Relevant Course Information

Required: review all posted lecture and video material in preparation for the labs

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Last updated: 01/10/2023 Sub#: 1528