Maricopa Community Colleges  PHY101   20076-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 11-28-2006

PHY101  2007 Fall - 9999

LEC  4.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

LAB  0.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  2.4 Load

Introduction to Physics

A survey of physics emphasizing applications of physics to modern life.

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, or MAT093, or equivalent, or satisfactory score on Math placement exam.


Course Note: Students may receive credit for only one of the following: PHY101 or PHY101AA.


Course Attribute(s):

General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ]

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


PHY101  2007 Fall - 9999

Introduction to Physics



Apply appropriate problem solving techniques to physical phenomena to develop hypotheses design experiments, collect and analyze data, and to draw inferences from the evidence. (I, II, III, IV, V)


Effectively communicate qualitative and quantitative information orally and in writing. (I, II, III, IV, V)


Explain historical and current contexts for the principles and applications of physics. (I, II, III, IV, V)


Explain the application of fundamental physical principles to various physical phenomena. (I, II, III, IV, V)


Estimate realistic values for practical problems. (I, II, III, IV, V)


Work effectively in collaborative groups to solve practical and meaningful problems. (I, II, III, IV, V)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


PHY101  2007 Fall - 9999

Introduction to Physics


I. Motion

II. Forces and Momentum

III. Work, Energy Storage, and Transfer

IV. Physical, Electrical, and Magnetic Properties of Matter

V. Atomic and Nuclear Processes

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