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Physics I is the first course of the two-term sequence in general physics. This course serves as an introduction to the basic principles of physics, primarily in the domain of mechanics, the study of the motion of objects. The course presents physics concepts using an algebra-based framework. Themes to be explored will include: linear, two-dimensional, and rotational kinematics (motion); linear, two-dimensional, and rotational dynamics (force); models of energy and momentum; gravity; simple harmonic motion; waves and sound; fluids. This course includes a laboratory component.
Prerequisites: comfort with algebra and trigonometry; Precalculus is preferred.
NOTE: This course has a laboratory component which requires a lab kit that must be purchased from ESC's bookstore (http://www.esc.edu/bookstore/). Please order in time to allow for shipping before the start of the term.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Meets General Education Requirement In: Natural Sciences-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.
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