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PHYS241. Physics I

This algebra-based, introductory course investigates physical phenomena primarily associated with motion, forces, momentum, energy, waves, and thermodynamics.  Specific topics are chosen that emphasize the interests of students from physics, chemistry, engineering, medicine, and related fields. Problem solving and the scientific method are stressed throughout the course. To meet the requirements for the calculus-based physics sequence, Physics I (PHYS 241), Physics II (PHYS 242), and Classical Physics (PHYS 340) must be taken. Three lectures and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: score of 23 or above on ACT Math; score of 540 or above on SAT Math; score of 9 or above on KYOTE Calculus; grade of B or better in MATH 132; or grade of C or better in MATH 136 or a calculus course. Credit, 4 hours. Offered fall and spring semesters.