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Fundamentals of Physics
FUND OF PHYS
CLASS CODE: PH 101 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Principles of classical and modern physics as they relate to current concepts of the physical environment.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This course is designed to be a survey class covering all aspects of physics. Some of the areas studied in the course include mechanics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. The course is designed for students majoring in non-scientific disciplines as part of their General Education curriculum. The course will give students a background in physics that will help them better appreciate and understand the technological advances that are transforming society.
Motion, Energy, Gravity, Vibrations and Waves, Sound, Magnetism, Light Radioactivity, General Relativity
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.
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 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: Lecture, classroom discussions and demonstrations
Written homework, assignments and in class participation.
Quizzes, exams, essay questions
Attendance, will not be graded, however, if you miss class you miss material covered.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2083