Revised 12/2011

NOVA COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY

PHY 231 - GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I  (5 CR.)

 

 

Course Description

 

Teaches principles of classical physics.  Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, and optics, with extended coverage of selected topics.  Includes recitation as part of the lecture. Lecture 4 hours.  Laboratory 2 hours.  Total 6 hours per week.

 

 

General Course Purpose

 

The purpose of the course is to provide engineers, mathematicians and scientists with the basic concepts of physics that are required for their full development into competent professionals and informed and informing citizens.

The course is normally taken by aspirants to four-year institutions and generally satisfies the basic requirements of such institutions.

 

Course Prerequisites/Co-requisites

 

Prerequisite is MTH 173 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or division approval and satisfactory placement score for ENG 111.

 

Course Objectives

 

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

 

 

Major Topics to be Included

 



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