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PHS 161 - Physical Science for the Industries

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: MAT 080  or a score of 52 or higher on the College Placement Test for Math

This is a basic course in the fundamentals of matter, its form, and properties. Matter is studied in terms of energy, power, and its changing environment. Addition topics include concepts of chemistry and their application to industrial usage.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Distinguish states: liquids, solids, gases and plasma.
  2. Describe fundamental states of matter.
  3. Know and apply Newton’s Law of Motion.
  4. Define basic principles of physics, such as kinematics, dynamics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, light, optics, and nuclear.
  5. Apply to industry the laws of matter involving sound, light, electricity and magnetism.
Listed Topics
  1. States of Matter
  2. Kinematics, Dynamics, and Newton’s Law of Motion
  3. Work, Energy and Power
  4. Thermodynamics
  5. Electricity and Magnetism
  6. Light and Optics
  7. Acoustics
  8. Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Reference Materials
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Approved By: Flores, Roy Date Approved: 10/15/2002
Last Reviewed: 1/24/2019

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