PHY 100 - Basic Physics
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify elementary physical situations.
- Use algebra in solving basic physics problems.
- Distinguish between elementary physics situations that require a mathematical interpretation from those that do not.
- Explain physics phenomena.
- Apply theoretical concepts of physics in the conduction of laboratory experiments and participation in field trips.
- Units of Measurement
- Kinematics, Dynamic, and the Laws of Motion
- Work, Energy and Conservation of Energy
- Momentum and Collisions
- Rotational Motion
- Temperature, Heat and Thermodynamics
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Waves: Mechanical and Sound
- Light and Optics
- Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Textbook; Laboratory Manual; Scientific Calculator.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006
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