PHYS180 - Introduction to Physics
Course Code: PHYS180 Course ID: 5035 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course offers an introduction to classical physics for non-scientists. Students will learn to apply Newtonian principles to the fundamental topics of motion, gravitation, momentum, work and energy, heat, wave behavior, sound and light, electricity and magnetism. Basic algebra is used to demonstrate how mathematics can describe and predict the real-world behavior of objects, from electrons to planets. Students will be expected to relate physics principles to their daily lives. Students will discuss the process of the scientific method and also demonstrate science information literacy skills through source selection and creation of a narrated presentation.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/21 - 12/31/21||01/03/22 - 02/27/22||Winter 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/21 - 02/04/22||02/07/22 - 04/03/22||Winter 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/21 - 03/04/22||03/07/22 - 05/01/22||Winter 2022 Session D||8 Week session|
The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:
- Distinguish between Science and Pseudoscience.
- Calculate the position, velocity and acceleration of macroscopic objects moving in one dimension.
- Solve dynamics problems applying Newton’s laws of motion.
- Solve mechanics problems applying the principles of conservation of linear momentum and energy.
- Solve thermodynamics problems applying the principle of conservation of energy.
- Explain how waves transfer energy without transferring matter.
- Describe how waves are reflected and refracted at boundaries between media.
- Solve simple problems in Electricity and Electromagnetism.
- Explain the dual nature of light.
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|Forum 4||2.00 %|
|Forum 5||2.00 %|
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|Forum 8||2.00 %|
|Week 4 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 1 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 2 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 3 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 5 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 6 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 7 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 8 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Course Project: Prep||14.00 %|
|Assignment 1 - Annotated Bibliography||7.00 %|
|Assignment 2 - Outline||7.00 %|
|Course Project||14.00 %|
|Assignment 3 - Presentation||14.00 %|
|Book Title:||College Physics - e-book available online, link provided in the classroom|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.