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Active as of Fall Semester 2015

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
College Physics I

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PHYS 1401

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 4

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This course is an algebra-based introductory physics and covers the mechanics and mechanical waves component of classical physics. The course topics include: kinematics in one- and two-dimensions, vectors, force, dynamics, circular motion, gravitation, work and energy, linear momentum, rotational motion, rotational work and energy, angular momentum, static equilibrium, periodic motion, waves, and sound. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding and problem-solving. The laboratory component is designed to reinforce conceptual understanding with hands-on experiences and physical measurements, and to provide opportunities for scientific report writing. The course uses digital data acquisition and simulations to help students visualize and understand abstract concepts.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Pre-Calculus College Level or Calculus College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PHYS 1401 - College Physics I

All Course(s) from the following...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
MATH 1470College Algebracr.

7. Other Prerequisites
Grade of “C” or higher in MATH 1470 or equivalent placement test score.

8. Prerequisite (Entry) Skills:
Operating a graphing calculator.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PHYS 1401 - College Physics I

There are no corequisites for this course.