# Physics

## Basic Physics (4-1) 4 Cr. Hrs.

### Course Description

This course is designed for students who have had no previous course in physics or need a review of the subject to prepare for college physics. Basic concepts in mechanics, sound, heat, electricity, light and modern physics are explored through lecture demonstrations, interactive activities and laboratory work.

### Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

• MATH 53 or one year of high school algebra.

### Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

• Analyze the motion of an object in terms of its position, velocity and acceleration in one dimension.
• Analyze projectile motion.
• Analyze a system's mechanics using Newton's Laws of Motion.
• Organize forces using a free body diagram.
• Analyze a system's mechanics using conservation of energy.
• Evaluate the electric force between point charges.
• Analyze properties of simple DC circuits.
• Relate wave properties such as frequency, wavelength and amplitude to the wave speed.
• Analyze the magnetic force between two current carrying wires.
• Analyze the image formed by a lens or mirror.
• Assign the appropriate SI unit to a physical characteristic.
• Use a digital multimeter to measure current, voltage and resistance.
• Use computer simulation to model motion.
• Develop data tables and graphs to portray the results of experimental data collection.
• Compare measured results from an experiment with calculated values derived from a mathematical model.

### Course Schedule

CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2016; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/29/2016

051145100Basic Physics 4Janes C\$144.0013/24/0Open
 M W 09:00AM-11:26AM F460

Spring; 2016; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2016

051125151Basic Physics 4Vescan I\$126.0015/24/0Open
 M T W R 05:30PM-08:05PM F450