Jul 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 1410 - Elementary Physics


4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Conceptual level survey of topics in physics intended for liberal arts and other non-science majors. This course offers the opportunities for the students to explore the basic principles in motion, matter, heat, sound, electricity, light, and modern physics. It includes an appropriate laboratory program. (4008015103) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; MATH 0310 .
Course Outcomes
1 - Demonstrate science process skills in conducting experiments.
2 - Employ technology to collect data, analyze phenomena, and make predictions.
3 - Formulate mathematical relationships to represent experimental data.
4 - Apply fundamental principles of motion to everyday situations.
5 - Differentiate types of energy associated with identified systems.
6 - Demonstrate the relationship between voltage, currents and resistance in simple electrical circuits.
7 - Discuss and apply the basic principles of geometric optics and the wave nature of light.
8 - Compose scientific explanations for everyday events.
9 - Discuss contributions of selected physicists.