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PHYS 122: Introduction to Science: Physical (3 credits)

Course Description

Characteristics of science, historical development of scientific concepts, and interactions with society illustrated by topics from physical sciences, with emphasis in physics and chemistry. Designed for non-science majors. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for MATH 25 or higher or equivalent or consent of instructor.Credit in Math 25, 26, 28, 29, 75X or higher or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Co-Requisite(s): PHYS 122L.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the fundamental principles and philosophy upon which the scientific method is based.
  • Apply the basic concepts of physics and chemistry.
  • Apply the concept of conservation laws in problem solving.
  • Apply basic mathematics to problems in physics and chemistry.
  • Define the common terms used in the physical sciences.
  • Assess the limitations of the scientific method and apply error analysis.
  • Recognize the physical science principles as applied to everyday situations.

Degrees and Certificates

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Classes Offered

  • Spring 2005 - TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale ʻImiloa 133, Joseph Ciotti - CRN: 62179
  • Fall 2003 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale ʻImiloa 133, Joseph Ciotti - CRN: 14172
  • Spring 2003 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ʻImiloa 133, A Misra - CRN: 35488
  • Fall 2002 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale ʻImiloa 133, E Lever - CRN: 6121