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Fundamentals Of Physics

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This course is designed to introduce physics at an entry level by examining the principal laws of physics leading to a conceptual understanding of how these principles relate to everyday life. The topics in this course include Newton's laws, properties of matter, heat and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and waves. Students will apply these principles using practical examples, facilitated discussions, and experiments conducted through a virtual laboratory.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9

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    Heat and Thermodynamics

    • Describe the relationship between changes of phase and transfer of energy.
    • Explain the laws of thermodynamics and their practical applications.
    • Explain heat, temperature, and heat transfer.

    Waves â Sound & Light (Part I)

    • Describe the properties and types of waves.
    • Explain how the properties of materials affect wave propagation.

    Mechanics: Newtonâ s Laws of Motion

    • Apply Newton’s three laws of motion to objects with position, motion, and forces.
    • Describe how science principles apply to the surrounding world.
    • Explain the concepts of motion and force – position, velocity, and acceleration.

    Waves â Light & Sound (Part II)

    • Explain reflection, refraction, and interference in sound waves and their applications.
    • Explain reflection, refraction, interference, and diffraction in light waves and their applications.

    Properties of Matter

    • Explain the atomic nature of matter.
    • Describe the states and properties of matter.
    • Describe the relationship between gases and atmospheric pressure.

    Electricity and Magnetism

    • Explain the concepts of electric charge, electric potential, Coulomb’s 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.

    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.
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