General Physics w/Lab I

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Course Description: 
This course covers the first term of the general physics program. It partially satisfies the pre-curriculum requirements in medicine, dentistry, forestry and related fields. The main topic studied is mechanics including motion, energy and momentum. Problem solving and Laboratory practices are integrated with this work. Satisfies science or lab requirement area E distribution requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.
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Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in MATH& 142 or concurrent enrollment in MATH& 142, or instuctor permission.
Course Outcomes: 
  • Understand standards of measure, be able to employ common systems of units, and perform unit conversions and dimensional analysis.
  • Understand and be able to appropriately apply a variety of physics principles in solving physics problems. These include:
    • Kinematics (both linear and rotational)
    • Newton’s laws and applications (including gravity, contact forces, friction, and statics)
  • Conservation laws (energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum)
    • Gain experience obtaining and analyzing experimental data.