May 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 111 - Introductory Physics I with Laboratory

An integrated experimental and analytical investigation of topics including kinematics and dynamics. This integrated lecture/laboratory course includes the analysis of physical systems using algebra and trigonometry along with inquiry-based activities and experimental investigation. NS-Fund Disc Phys and Biological Sciences (L). Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, and Summer).

Prerequisite: PHYS 110 OR eligible to enroll in MATH 172 OR successful completion of a comprehensive year-long high school pre-calculus course, or equivalent, the year prior to enrollment in PHYS 111. Co-requisite: PHYS 110 OR concurrent enrollment in a comprehensive year-long high school pre-calculus course, or equivalent.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Correctly describe and explain key physics topics in kinematics and dynamics such as displacement, velocity, acceleration, and Newton’s laws as well as key components of those main concepts.   
  • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems in kinematics and dynamics using the appropriate physical principles and techniques.
  • Demonstrate enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to properly analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.

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