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PHYS 139 - General Physics Prep

5 Credits
Intended to prepare students for success in calculus based physics series. Emphasis on the development of learning strategies for descriptive and quantitative subject matter. Skill development in writing, problem solving, calculators, proportional math and graphing will be applied to preparatory physics topics, including vectors, math concepts, one and two dimensional kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion,  Newton’s laws of universal gravitation, uniform circular motion, work, kinetic energy, potential energy, conservation of energy and power.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH& 141 min 2.0
Placement Eligibility Math 142
Course Note Graphing Calculator Required; TI-84 recommended.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students planning to enroll in Phys 201
Active Date 20210311T08:51:03

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • Vectors and math concepts
  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Energy

Student Learning Outcomes
Apply the fundamentals of physics to quantitatively and qualitatively solve problems in kinematics, dynamics, and energy.

Apply a structured approach, including dimensional analysis, to problem solving.

Collaborate effectively in applying course specific content to problem-solving, data collection and data analysis.

Effectively communicate, orally and/or in writing, problem solving methods, results, and implications related to the fundamentals of physics.

Accurately implement arithmetic operations, programming, and graphical methods using a graphing calculator.

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