phy100 | undergraduate
Fundamentals Of Physics
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Properties of Matter
- Explain the atomic nature of matter.
- Describe the states and properties of matter.
- Describe the relationship between gases and atmospheric pressure.
Waves â Light & Sound (Part II)
- Explain reflection, refraction, interference, and diffraction in light waves and their applications.
- Explain reflection, refraction, and interference in sound waves and their applications.
Electricity and Magnetism
- Explain the concepts of electric charge, electric potential, Coulombâs law, and electric current.
- Describe magnetism, magnetic forces, electromagnets, and electromagnetic induction.
Atomic and Nuclear Physics
- Describe the properties of the atom.
- Explain the nuclear fission and fusion processes and their applications in everyday life.
Mechanics: Newtonâ s Laws of Motion
- Describe how science principles apply to the surrounding world.
- Explain the concepts of motion and force â position, velocity, and acceleration.
- Apply Newtonâs three laws of motion to objects with position, motion, and forces.
Linear Mechanics: Momentum, Energies, Machines
- Describe the terminology, concepts, and conservation of linear momentum and energies.
- Describe how simple machines work in terms of force, distance, and mechanical advantage.
Rotational Mechanics: Momentum, Energies, and Gravity
- Explain rotational motion, forces, and momentum.
- Explain the universal law of gravitation and its relationship to the force of gravity on Earth and in the solar system.
- Explain projectile and satellite motion, and their applications.
Heat and Thermodynamics
- Explain heat, temperature, and heat transfer.
- Describe the relationship between changes of phase and transfer of energy.
- Explain the laws of thermodynamics and their practical applications.
Waves â Sound & Light (Part I)
- Describe the properties and types of waves.
- Explain how the properties of materials affect wave propagation.
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