May 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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PHYS 110 - Math for Introductory Physics


Description:
Computational, algebraic, and trigonometric skills will be applied in physical situations. The skills and concepts covered are necessary for success in algebra-based introductory physics courses.  Course will be offered every year. Fall and Summer and course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: MATH 100C or milestone for MATH 153. Co-requisite: PHYS 111 or PHYS 121.

Credits: (1)

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

  • Use calculators to correctly evaluate expressions in typical physics problems.
  • Manipulate algebraic expressions describing physical systems expressed only in variables to solve for unknowns in terms of knowns.
  • Solve for the roots of quadratic equations to solve for an unknown.
  • Solve physics problems with up to three equations and three unknowns.
  • Apply principles of geometry to analyze angles associated with typical physics problems.
  • Apply the Pythagorean Theorem, and trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions to analyze physical systems.



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