Physics

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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHS 101A
Title Physical Science I
Credits 0.0
Distribution DII

Description

Selected topics from physics, chemistry, & astronomy, will be explored with emphasis on the process of scientific investigation and the development of scientific concepts, reasoning skills, and mathematical modeling. Topics to be investigated may include properties of matter, the relationship between motion and energy, and energy conservation. No previous background in science is assumed. Together with PHS102A or PHS107, this course satisfies the full-year sequence in laboratory science. Three lecture hours, and one two-hour lab per week. Not open to students who have received credits for PHS105 or PHS101.