Physics I: Motion

Fall 2018
Olympia
Weekend
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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How can we systematically describe and predict the motion of objects, from falling apples to orbiting moons? This course provides an overview of the physics of motion by focusing on the conservation of momentum and energy. Conceptual understanding will be emphasized with algebra and basic trigonometry as mathematical foundations. Laboratory exercises will involve some experimental design and will focus on developing skill in observation and analysis while reinforcing conceptual understanding. 

While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior experience in physical science is beneficial as is a general confidence in approaching mathematical information.

Taking this course as part of a sequence with Physics II: Electromagnetism and Physics III: Lightprovides the equivalent of a standard, non-calculus, first-year physics sequence.

Registration

Fall 2018 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(4): 10172

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

medicine, science education, and further studies in STEM fields.

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Time Offered
Weekend
Advertised Schedule

Sat 9am-12:50pm 

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First Meeting

LAB 2 2238 - Class Lab
Location
Olympia