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General Physics I (Calculus-based)

  • Course ID: PHYS 201
  • Subject: Physical Sciences

A calculus-based introduction to physics. Topics covered include mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, and sound. Students will gain conceptual understanding of the topics covered and ability to use quantitative methods, including calculus, to model physical phenomena. This course includes laboratory work.

Note: For successful completion of this course it is recommended that students are familiar with Calculus I or its equivalent.

Courses Include

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  • illustration of a beaker. Labs
Labs fall into three categories: at-home labs, laboratory kits and virtual labs. At-home labs use commonly found household items or things that can easily be purchased and come with a set of instructions on how to complete the lab. Laboratory kits are very similar to at home-labs – items and directions required to complete the lab are sent directly to you via the purchase of a lab kit. Virtual labs use in-house designed simulations which walk you through any experiment and will ask you lab-related questions. All labs may require a video of you performing the lab and/or a completed lab report.

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How This Course Works

Courses are completely online: lectures, discussion boards, and even group projects.

You’ll be able to view course materials a full week before the class starts.

Once courses begin, assignments are due each week.

Complete labs virtually or in your own home.

Need help or have questions? In addition to instructor access, every student receives support from an advisor.

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