May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 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).

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)

General Education Category: NS-Fund Disc Phys and Biological Sciences (L).

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.

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg

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