FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS
- Program: Physics
- Course: Fundamentals of Physics
- Course #: PHYS1000
- Total Credits: 2
Course DescriptionPhysics is the study of the way the universe works. This course is for those interested in learning more about the physical world around them and why things behave the way they do. Conceptual understanding of the subject will be emphasized. The topics covered include motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity and magnetism. The course may also include a study of waves, sound, light, and/or atomic structure. Classroom activities will include lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Research concepts of motion, energy, heat, and electricity
Analyze Newton's force laws through measurements and observations
Evaluate the mechanical advantage of simple machines
Review the components of simple circuits
Analyze graphs, charts and diagrams
Apply physics principles to applications in technology
- Lecture: 2
MnTC Goal: 0
- Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie
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