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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS& 114 - General Physics I

5 Credits
Algebra-based physics for students majoring in technically oriented fields not requiring a calculus based physics course. This course provides an introduction to mechanics, kinematics, energy, and conservation principles. Computer interfaced laboratory investigations, technical writing, problem solving using both physical and mathematical reasoning strategies and the scientific method of inquiry skills will be emphasized.

General education distribution area: Natural Science, with lab.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MATH& 141  with a 2.0 or higher. 

Course Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding at a non-majors-level of the basic principles of mechanics, dynamics, equilibrium, rotational motion, work, energy and momentum.
  2. Develop a clear understanding of the scientific method and its application to these principles.
  3. Apply quantitative measures to situations involving these principles and develop a strong facility for working problems based on these principles.
  4. Analyze physical systems to decide what information and principles are relevant to understanding the behavior of the systems.
  5. Clearly communicate fundamental knowledge particular to physics with their peers using appropriate vocabulary.
  6. Use scientific methods, work in groups to study and analyze physical systems, apply quantitative measures to answer questions, and solve problems through experiments and hands-on activities.