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PHYS& 110
Phys Non-Sci Majrs w/Lab


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Survey course in physics for the non-science or undecided major. Emphasis on conceptual understanding rather than computation. Topics include motion, forces, the concept of work and energy, physical states of matter, principles of thermodynamics, basic electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear structure. Lab work required. Prerequisites: MATH 074C; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PHYS 110, Conceptual Physics.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply Newton's Laws as they relate to motion and forces
  • Describe the significance of conservation of momentum and energy
  • Use simple equations in physics to show how physical quantities are related to each other
  • Describe how the physics presented in the classroom connects with the physics of everyday experiences
  • Investigate physics concepts by performing laboratory experiences with emphasis on observation and precise communication
  • Develop abstract thinking by exploring less tangible topics of physics

  • Course Topics
  • Newton's Laws of Motion
  • One-dimensional motion including velocity and acceleration
  • Momentum and Impulse
  • Gravity
  • Projectile Motion
  • Rotational Motion
  • SI Units
  • Other topics of interest including: Nature of Matter Heat Sound Electricity and Magnetism Light Atomic and Nuclear Physics

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHYS& 110
    Fall 2013
    1464
    Frank Skorina
    PHYS& 110
    Spring 2013
    0862
    Frank Skorina
    PHYS& 110
    Spring 2013
    6559
    Frank Skorina
    PHYS& 110
    Fall 2012
    1860
    Frank Skorina


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.