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Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences
August 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: calculate displacement, velocity and acceleration; determine if the forces on an object are balanced or unbalanced; calculate kinetic, gravitational and elastic potential energies; infer a final energy given a starting energy; differentiate between mass and weight; explain how a hydraulic lift works; describe the three types of heat transference methods and give correct examples for each; describe the relationship between electricity and magnetism; and explain the difference between how alpha, beta and gamma radiation affects the nucleus of an atom.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: introduction to physics; overview of vectors; overview of kinematics; overview of forces; overview of gravity; basics of Newton's first law; basics of Newton's second law; basics of Newton's third law; energy and work in physics; overview of linear momentum in physics; basics of rotational motion; waves in physics; sound and light in physics; basics of optics; fluid dynamics in physics; basics of thermodynamics in physics; overview of electrostatics; overview of magnetism; and basics of nuclear physics.
In lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Physics, Physics I, or Basic Sciences (8/17) (10/22 revalidation).
34 hours (10 weeks).
December 2014 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the relationships between force, motion and acceleration, the laws describing circular motion and gravitational forces, mass-energy conversion, different energy types and the law of thermodynamics and how it applies to physical science; define reflection, dispersion, refraction in the electromagnetic spectrum, characteristics of visible light waves and the fundamentals of electric power, circuits and currents; examine the practical applications of magnetic forces, the strength, shape and direction of magnetic fields and the variables affecting electromagnetic induction; breakdown how to convert units of measurement, conduct dimensional analyses, the concept of significant figures, scientific notation and the differences between matter's physical and chemical properties; examine molality and molarity, Raoult's law and colligative properties, as well as the formation and properties of ionic compounds; investigate diagrams and theories used to explain ion formation, bond polarity, intermolecular forces and molecular shape; interpret groups and periods in the periodic table, early atomic theory, atomic numbers, mass and the laws that apply to atoms, steps for balancing chemical equations and calculating excess reactants, percent composition, reaction yield, percent yield and radioactivity; and examine the pH scale along with the Bronsted-Lowry, Lewis and Arrhenius definitions of acids and bases, acid-base and solubility equilibriums.
Course materials are presented via audio visual materials. Major topics include: force, mass, and Newton's Laws of Motion; thermodynamics and energy; principles of thermodynamics; sound waves and optics; basics of electric power; magnetic forces and fields; experimental chemistry in the laboratory; properties of matter in chemistry; compounds and concentration; basics of chemical bonding; properties of gases and gas laws; kinetics in chemistry; the Periodic Table; atoms and Atomic Theory; understanding stoichiometry; radioactivity; acid-base chemical reactions; and chemical equilibrium.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Physical Science or Principles of Physical Science (12/16) (4/22 revalidation).