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Fundamentals of Physics Lab
FUND PHYS LAB
CLASS CODE: PH 101L CREDITS:  1 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This laboratory is designed to provide students with experience in making and analyzing measurements of the physical environment at a fundamental-level.
Must be taken concurrently with Fundamentals of Physics PH 101.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This laboratory is designed to provide students with experience in making and analyzing measurements of the physical environment at a fundamental-level.Measurements and instruments, relationships and graphing, scalars and vectors, describing and explaining motion, motions in space, gravity, mass-volume-density, momentum, energy, structure and space of matter, thermal and available energy, relativity, atomic spectra, elasticity and oscillations, waves, light, electricity, and the atom.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Know terminology/vocabulary used to describe various physical phenomena.
2.Learn fundamental theories that explain the interactions of matterand energy in the universe.
3.Converse intellectually with others on basic scientific topics and understand relevant articles from newspapers, magazines like Scientific American or Discover, and television programs such as Nova.
4.Describe the methodology of modern science and the relationship between observation and theory. Participate in the methodology by performing laboratory exercises.
5.Study how ideas in physics have developed over the years, including gaining familiarity with important scientists and their contributions.
6.Gain an appreciation of how ideas in physics can be broadly applied in many fields of study.
7.Analyze the physics principles involved in the various phenomena and see the relationships between them and how they affect each other.
8.Express their knowledge and ideas through written language.
9.Communicate and work effectively together with a wide range of intellectual backgrounds. 10.Learn how a complex interaction can be understood by breaking it down into simpler components and integrating them into the whole.
11.Make simple laboratory measurements, and learn to uncover relationships in the measured data.
12.Determine the relationship between the various ideas of physics and see how they affect each other.
13.Gain a greater appreciation of everyday activities by applying physics principles.
REQUIREMENTS: PH 101 must be taken concurrently with PH 101 (Fundamentals of Physics).Scientific calculators (graphing-calculators are not required)will be utilized and the student must procure their own. Laboratory procedures, assisgnments, examinations are required by all faculty. Some faculty may in addition require attendance, participation, projects, group-working, or other forms of assessment.
PREREQUISITES: Concurrent Registration: Ph 101
Competency with basic mathematical operations is assumed.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003