PHY 1100 Introduction to Physics
A survey of motion, forces, energy, thermodynamics, properties of matter, electricity and magnetism for nonscience majors. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes
Prereqs: MAT 0100 OR MAT 1110 OR MAT 1130 OR MAT 1445
- Apply ideas related to energy, including energy transfer and transformation in order to explain the behavior of real objects.
- Explain and predict the behavior of DC resistive circuits using relationships between current, electric potential difference and resistance.
- Apply the zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics so as to explain the thermal behavior of matter, e.g. predict energy transfer and transformation amounts and equilibrium temperatures.
- Apply Newton's Laws of Motion to the motion of real objects.
- Apply atomic models of matter so as to describe the behavior of matter in the gaseous, liquid and solid states.
- Describe the process through which a macroscopic object becomes charged using microscopic models. Predict the behavior of interacting charged objects.
- Discuss how magnetic fields are produced both by ferromagnetic materials and electric currents. Describe the properties of magnetic fields.
- Accurately describe one and two dimensional motions verbally and mathematically using simple models, and pictorially using standard graphs and strobe pictures.
Credit Hours: 4
Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3