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PHY 100 - Basic Physics

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MAT 090  

This is a course for students with little or no high school preparation in physics. Students in programs that require college-level Physics should take this course first if they have no previous physics courses. Topics include methods of measurement, problem-solving techniques and the physical concepts of motion, forces, work and energy, electricity, waves and optics.

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

  1. Identify elementary physical situations.
  2. Use algebra in solving basic physics problems.
  3. Distinguish between elementary physics situations that require a mathematical interpretation from those that do not.
  4. Explain physics phenomena.
  5. Apply theoretical concepts of physics in the conduction of laboratory experiments and participation in field trips.
Listed Topics
  1. Units of Measurement
  2. Kinematics, Dynamic, and the Laws of Motion
  3. Work, Energy and Conservation of Energy
  4. Momentum and Collisions
  5. Rotational Motion
  6. Temperature, Heat and Thermodynamics
  7. Electricity and Magnetism
  8. Waves: Mechanical and Sound
  9. Light and Optics
  10. Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Reference Materials
Textbook; Laboratory Manual; Scientific Calculator.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006

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