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PHYS 123 - Applied Physics


Credits: 5
Lecture Contact Hours: 4
Lab Contact Hours: 2
Description: This course in applied physics is designed for technical, business and applied health programs. Using algebra, the traditional topics of kinematics, dynamics, mechanics, heat, acoustics, electricity and magnetism, optics, modern physics and nuclear physics are treated in a practical and applied fashion with emphasis on laboratory work and scientific procedures.

Prerequisites: MATH 102  or MATH 113  or higher MATH class.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Science with Lab
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Use the scientific method as a process for learning about scientific phenomenon and technical challenges.
  2. Identify how the fundamental principles of physics are used in everyday life.
  3. Outline the role of physics in history, culture and philosophy.
  4. Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of linear motion (kinematics).
  5. Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of forces (Newton’s Laws).
  6. Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of work and energy.
  7. Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of impulse and momentum.
  8. Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of fluids.
  9. Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of heat and thermodynamics.
  10. Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of waves and sound.
  11. Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of electricity, magnetism and electromagnetics.
  12. Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of optics.
  13. Solve practical problems drawn from biological/health sciences, sound/acoustics, mechanical, heating and cooling, electronic/electrical related application areas.
  14. Use mathematics to solve problems and in laboratory activities.
  15. Demonstrate proper laboratory skills for equipment setup, systematic data collection, analysis and error reporting.
  16. Use computer applications for laboratory data acquisition and analysis, modeling and simulations.
  17. Create a scientific laboratory report.
  18. Collaborate on one or more group projects.



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