PHYS1000 Fundamentals of Physics

Physics is the study of the way the universe works. This course is for those interested in learning more about the physical world around them and why things behave the way they do. Conceptual understanding of the subject will be emphasized. The topics covered include motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity and magnetism. The course may also include a study of waves, sound, light, and/or atomic structure. Classroom activities will include lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Research concepts of motion, energy, heat, and electricity
Analyze Newton's force laws through measurements and observations
Evaluate the mechanical advantage of simple machines
Review the components of simple circuits
Analyze graphs, charts and diagrams
Apply physics principles to applications in technology

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details