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PSCI1:  PRIN PHYS SCIENCE


Course Description

An introduction to the physical sciences for the non-science major. Attention is focused on fundamental laws of nature, their development and relation to the physical world. PREREQUISITE: MATH 205, or MATH 430, or the equivalent, with a grade of "C" or better. ADVISORY: English 250 and English 260.


Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and discuss numbers, units, and the Scientific Method.
  • Identify, describe, compare, and contrast position, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration
  • Identify, describe, compare, and contrast Newton's Laws.
  • Identify, describe, compare, and contrast Potential, Kinetic, and Thermal Energy and the concept of Conservation of Energy.
  • Identify, describe, compare, and contrast voltage, current, resistance, electric circuits, and magnetism.
  • Identify, describe, compare, and contrast elements, compounds, and mixtures and the properties of each.
  • Identify, describe, compare, and contrast the fundamental particles of matter and their role in the structure of an atom.
  • Identify, describe, compare, and contrast the different types of atomic bonding.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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