Course Number & Name:  PHY 101 College Physics I

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours:  6.0                             Lecture/Lab:  6.0           Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in MTH 100 or placement
Concurrent Courses:  MTH 113 OR MTH 119 is highly recommended as a concurrent course

Course Description: This is the first half of a standard college physics sequence for technology, architecture, or biological science majors.  Lecture and laboratory work is supported by individual assistance and computer activities. This course includes the study of kinematics, dynamics, momentum, energy, circular motion, universal gravitation, rotational motion, the structure of materials, and fluids.

General Education Goals: PHY 101 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will use the scientific method of inquiry through the acquisition of scientific knowledge.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. translate quantifiable problems into mathematical terms and solve these problems using mathematical or statistical operations;
  2. use the scientific method to analyze a problem and draw conclusions from data and observations;
  3. use accurate terminology and notation in written and/or oral form to describe and explain the sequence of steps in the analysis of a particular physical phenomenon or problems in the area of mechanics; and
  4. perform laboratory experiments where natural world phenomena will be observed and measured.


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