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PHYS-204 Introductory Physics I

Introduces the macroscopic phenomena of the physical universe. Applies concepts of force, work, energy and momentum to waves, fluids and thermodynamics. Laboratory stresses methods of acquiring data, computer data processing and analyzing the causes of errors. Each year, two sections of this course are offered: PHYS-204:L uses high school algebra and trigonometry as the language; PHYS-204:C uses algebra, trigonometry and calculus as the language. Prerequisite: MATH-111 recommended but not required. 4 SH. 5 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. CC: Team Intensive (calculus-based section only), Scientific Explanations.