PHY 100 - Preparatory Physics
This course is suggested for those who have not successfully completed high school physics or have an inadequate preparation in mathematics or physics. It is also a preparatory course for students intending to follow the Applied Physics sequence. Topics will include problem solving techniques, velocity, acceleration, force, Newton’s Laws of Motion, momentum, energy, and conservation laws. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a natural science elective. Three class hours, two laboratory hours.
Prerequisite: MTH 104 or MTH 135 taken concurrently or previously completed.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply good problem solving techniques to the solution of physics word problems.
2. Determine the solution of motion problems using the equations of constant acceleration and Newton’s laws of motion.
3. Analyze the motion of particles using energy and momentum conservation.
4. Use proper techniques in lab to measure position, velocity, mass and force.
5. Apply the methods of algebra in the solution of mechanics problems.
Course Offered Fall and Spring