|Introductory Applied Physics I|
|CLASS CODE:||PH 105||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||This course is the first semester of the algebra and trigonometry-based Applied Physics sequence.
While this course satifies the physics requirement for most medical schools it does not specifically address preparation for the MCAT exams.
|TAUGHT:||Fall, Winter, Summer|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||An introductory applied physics course not requiring calculus. Physics covers the laws that govern energy and matter and their interaction. Basic physical principles and laws governing motion (including forces, mechanical energy, and momentum), waves, and thermodynamics.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1.Know the terminology and vocabulary used to describe the following topics of Newtonian mechanics: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration, Vectors, Projectile motion, Newton's laws, Energy; Momentum, Rotational motion.
2.Converse intellectually with others on these scientific topics and understand relevant articles from newspapers and magazines.
3.Describe the methodology of science and the relationship between observation and theory.
4.Show how physics, its methods, axioms and philosophy have changed over the years.
5.Find applications of concepts from physics in other disciplines such as biology, architecture, construction, and manufacturing.
6.Analyze real and imaginary physical problems and develop correct solutions to these problems through application of natural law.
7.Express knowledge and ideas through written language.
8.Communicate and work effectively together with others who have a wide range of intellectual backgrounds.
9.Read and understand books and other literature that relates to general Newtonian mechanics. 10.Glean greater understanding of physics from discussions.
11.Recognize the broad nature of the field of physics and see that it has application in biology, engineering, medicine, and many other fields that may be experienced.
12.See the importance of other fields in the study of physics.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Concurrent enrollment in Physics 105L laboratory. Lectures,classroom discussions, homework, essay from lecture component, demonstrations.|
|PREREQUISITES:||Math 108 or Math 110 and Math 111 or strong trigonometry skills.|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 1983|