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Active as of Fall Semester 2015

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Principles of Physics

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PHYS 1407

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This course introduces major concepts in physics through algebra-based description, problem-solving, and experimentation. Topics covered include motion, force, energy, momentum, mechanical waves, sound, properties of matter and fluid, heat, electricity & magnetism, atomic physics, and radiation and radioactivity. The hands-on laboratory experiments and experimental projects involve group work, measurements, analysis, report writing, and presentation. Students will develop critical thinking skills, apply scientific methods, and learn communication skills through oral presentations and written reports.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Algebra College Level or Pre-Calculus College Level or Calculus College Level Score:
Other (specify test): ACT Score: 22

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PHYS 1407 - Principles of Physics

There are no prerequisites for this course.

8. Prerequisite (Entry) Skills:
Operating a calculator

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PHYS 1407 - Principles of Physics

There are no corequisites for this course.