University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Mar 22, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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PHYS 100 - Introduction to Physics

(3 units) CO4L
Concise treatment of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, heat, light, sound, relativity, and quantum mechanics.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 120  or corequisite.  Corequisite: MATH 126  or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify and describe the fundamental forces in nature.
2. describe the role played by energy in a number of physical phenomena, including planetary systems, atoms and molecules, nuclear reactions, electromagnetic radiation, and the future of the universe.
3. discuss the physical concepts behind a number of existing and future technologies, including x-ray and MRI medical diagnostic techniques, lasers, electronics and quantum computing.
4. demonstrate a basic understanding of the foundational principles of physics.
5. relate the foundational principles of physics to real-world and societal problems.
6. formulate questions, and analyze evidence to discriminate between sound and unsound scientific claims.

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