Time: 6 weeks, Sunday through Saturday
Total study hours: 50 hours
- Fundamentals of Physics I is a general education course designed as an introduction to college physics for students majoring in the biological, environmental, earth, and social sciences, as well as disciplines such as architecture, business, and the humanities. The mathematical techniques used in this course include algebra and trigonometry, but not calculus. The main emphasis of the course is on the fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics and the physics of fluids. The goal of this course is to provide the student with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics, and to strengthen concept understanding through a range of interesting applications to the real world, including practical examples that demonstrate the role of physics in other disciplines.
- The Physics of Everyday Phenomena: A Conceptual Introduction to Physics (8th Edition), W. Thomas Griffith and Juliet Brosing.
- Describe and explain how the principles of physics apply to physical situations and everyday applications.
- Complete analytical problems.
- Demonstrate basic understanding and use of the various ways in which scientific information can be communicated (verbally, diagrammatically, graphically and/or mathematically).
This course is worth 100 points and the passing score is 60%.
- Unit Assignments (including Unit Quizzes and Textbook Assignments) --> 40%
- Midterm and Final Exams --> 30%
- Lab Activities and Discussions --> 30% Total = 100%
- 1. Online tests must be completed within a limited time. Students are required to adjust their learning progress by completing the unit and all course contents and online quizzes before the end of the course, including interim and final examinations.
- 2. Attendance and participation are expected. Students with disabilities and special needs should consult with the professor early in the semester.
- 3. Academic Honesty Defining academic misconduct as any act by a student that misrepresents the students’ own academic work or that compromises the academic work of another scholastic misconduct includes (but is not limited to) cheating on assignments or examinations; plagiarizing, i.e. misrepresenting as one’s own work any work done by another; submitting the same paper, or substantially similar papers, to meet the requirements of more than one course without the approval and consent of the instructors concerned; sabotaging another’s work within these general definitions, however, Instructors determine what constitutes academic misconduct in the courses they teach. Students found guilty of academic misconduct in any portion of the academic work face penalties ranging from lowering of their course grade to awarding a grade of F for the entire course.