This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles developed to describe the physical universe. In particular, the subjects of mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, waves, and light are surveyed. The development of conceptual understanding and critical-thinking skills is emphasized. Group 1 lab course.
Placement into MTH 111
, MTH 120
or MTH 131
or successful completion of any of these
Corequisites PHY 105L
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Define: physical quantities, physical laws, and physical processes.
- Determine relevant information.
- Determine which scientific and mathematical principles apply.
- Apply appropriate conceptual problem-solving strategies.
- Apply appropriate quantitative problem-solving strategies.
- Extend the learned physical concepts to novel conceptual scenarios.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Interact with lab partners to achieve the given objectives.
Learning How to Learn:
- Relate everyday observations of the natural world to physics concepts.
- Learn to care more deeply about the natural world.
- Learn that they CAN understand seemingly complex physical concepts.