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Introduction to Physics
Course: PHY101

First Term: 2007 Fall
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: A survey of physics emphasizing applications of physics to modern life.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply appropriate problem solving techniques to physical phenomena to develop hypotheses design experiments, collect and analyze data, and to draw inferences from the evidence. (I, II, III, IV, V)
2. Effectively communicate qualitative and quantitative information orally and in writing. (I, II, III, IV, V)
3. Explain historical and current contexts for the principles and applications of physics. (I, II, III, IV, V)
4. Explain the application of fundamental physical principles to various physical phenomena. (I, II, III, IV, V)
5. Estimate realistic values for practical problems. (I, II, III, IV, V)
6. Work effectively in collaborative groups to solve practical and meaningful problems. (I, II, III, IV, V)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Motion
II. Forces and Momentum
III. Work, Energy Storage, and Transfer
IV. Physical, Electrical, and Magnetic Properties of Matter
V. Atomic and Nuclear Processes
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  11/28/2006

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