May 06, 2021
PHYS 181 - General 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, trigonometry, and calculus along with inquiry-based activities and experimental investigation. Formerly PHYS 211, students may not receive credit for both. NS-Fund Disc Phys and Biological Sciences (L). Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Summer).
Co- or pre-requisite: MATH 172.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- 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
- Explain and interpret information from basic physical systems when presented in a variety of mathematical forms such as equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, and basic statistical measures.
- Solve problems in kinematics and dynamics using the appropriate physical principles and techniques by converting the information into relevant mathematical forms.
- Apply the appropriate science and engineering practices to model, test, and analyze the data from physical systems to draw conclusions about the underlying physics.
- Analyze and critique claims in physics problems and physics investigations involving quantitative information.
- Perform college-level arithmetical, trigonometric, and calculus to solve physics problems and analyze data from physics investigations.
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