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Pre-Medical Professional Physics I
PRE-MED PHYS I
CLASS CODE: PH 115 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A general course particularly designed for
pre-medical students, but also appropriate for architecture, biology and GE students. It is designed to address the concepts and topics needed to prepare student for the MCAT and entrance into professional schools. The style of MCAT physics questions are addressed directly.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The lecture portion of this course covers topics in Newtonian mechanics, and beyond.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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Experience and understand basic physical fundamentals and the key vocabulary to describe it: kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, rotations, gravitation, heat and thermodynamics, fluids.
2.Develop skills in observation, interpretation, reasoning, synthesis, generalizing, predicting, and questioning as a way to learn new knowledge.
3.Develop problem solving skills, organize given information, identify and apply pertinent principles, apply math to solution, interpret results, evaluate validity of results.
4.Develop interpersonal and communication skills,
communicating with small groups, communication with writing, working effectively with peers.
5.Apply understanding of the physical process to general real-world situations, including a smaller subset which addresses the physical function of certain anatomical parts, or phyusical mechanisms of disease or injury.
REQUIREMENTS: Lectures,demonstrations,group and classroom discussions, laboratory activities,quizzes,homework, exams,laboratory reports and worksheets.
PREREQUISITES: Math 110 and Math 111 or High School Trig
Math Level: Extensive use of college algebra, trigonometry.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004