PHYS& 100: Physics for Non-Science Majors

Class Program
Weekly Contact Hours
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Meets Degree Requirements For
Natural Science

Physics for nonscience majors. Study of the basic fundamentals of physics, including mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and modern physics.

Grading Basis

Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Week No. 1 Mechanics; linear motion, equilibrium; Newton’s laws of motion.
  2. Week No. 2 Momentum; energy, vectors
  3. Week No. 3 Rotational motion, Gravity; free fall; tides; satellite motion
  4. Week No. 4 States of solids, liquids, gases, plasmas
  5. Week No. 5 Heat; temperature, heat transfer mechanisms, Phase changes
  6. Week No. 6 Thermodynamic laws, Waves and Sound
  7. Week No. 7 Electrostatics, Electric Current
  8. Week No. 8 Magnetism; fields, poles, sources of
  9. Week No. 9 Electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic radiation
  10. Week No. 10 Modern Physics topics: (instructor’s choice)