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PHYS 151: College Physics I (3 credits)

Course Description

A noncalculus one semester course for preprofessionaI or nonengineering majors. Study of the basic concepts of physics, including the fundamental principles and theories in mechanics, energy, and waves. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for or registration in MATH 140 or higher, or consent of instructor.

Co-Requisite(s): PHYS 151L.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the underlying philosophy of the physics, including the scientific method.
  • Apply the basic concepts of physics, including mechanics, energy, simple oscillatory systems, gas laws and fluid dynamics.
  • Apply the concept of conservation laws in problem solving.
  • Apply basic algebraic and graphical analysis techniques to physics problems.
  • Compare and contrast macroscopic and microscopic systems in physics.
  • Define quantitatively and qualitatively the common terms used in physics.
  • Assess the limitations of the scientific method and apply error analysis.
  • Determine when to apply physics principles to everyday situations.

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