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General Physics
GEN PHYSICS
CLASS CODE: PH 201 CREDITS:  5
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A general course for pre-medical, architecture, biology, and general education students.
DESCRIPTION: This course is taught at the beginning calculus level and fills 5 semester hours of Physical Science, General Education credit. It is a prerequisite for Physics 202, which is offered during the winter semester.

A general course for pre-medical, architecture, biology, and general education students
TOPICS: The lecture portion of this course covers topics in Newtonian mechanics, and beyond. These topics include kinematics, newton’s laws of motion, energy, momentum, angular versions of each, gravitation, oscillations, fluids, thermodynamics, waves and sound.

The three-hour lab portion of this course includes measurements and experiences with many of the topics and principles covered in the lecture portion. Labs may address the topics of developing empirical equations and measurements that support understanding in the lecture portion. The lab reports will constitute a major part of the writing component of the course.
OBJECTIVES: This course seeks to provide understanding of physical principles. Students may work together in small groups on appropriate problem-solving, conceptual, reasoning, or lab activities to this end. The lab is an integral part of the course. It will constitute the buld of the writing component of the course.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be evaluated with homework, exams, and lab assignments. Lab reports will be required. Some faculty may require regular preparation assignments, quizzes, or synthesis summaries. Because the course requires the lab to accompany it, exam questions in the course may address concepts that are explored in the lab.
PREREQUISITES: Math 209 or Math 112
Concurrent Registration: none
Math Level: Extensive use of college algebra, trigonometry, and occasional elementary calculus.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983