This is the first course in a two semester sequence in General Physics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's Laws, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, rotational motion, oscillations, and fluids. The laboratory covers the preceding topics in parallel with the lecture whenever possible. The development of conceptual understanding and problem solving skills is emphasized. Group 1 lab course.
Required Prerequisites MTH 122
Corequisites PHY 121L
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 process.
- 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 problem-solving 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.
- Learn that they CAN problem-solve beyond memorized algorithms.