Oct 28, 2021
PHYS 105 - How Things Work
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-B1
A descriptive exploration of phenomena you observe every day. The underlying universal physical principles that govern how things behave are revealed by examining a variety of examples such as roller coasters, microwaves, cell phones, and radios.
Equivalent Quarter Course: PHYS 1500.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-B1 - Lower Division Physical Science
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate broad knowledge of the basic laws of physics by exploring real world examples;
- demonstrate the ability to solve physical problems using mathematical reasoning, read and accurately interpret data presented in various graphical representations, and carry out order-of-magnitude estimates of physical effects;
- use the scientific method to explore how different “things” work.
B1. Physical Science Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the physical sciences;
- demonstrate an understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method; and
- describe the potential limits of scientific endeavors, including the accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry.
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