# PHYS 1600 Principles of Physics I

# PHYS 1600 Principles of Physics I (4 hours)

The principles of classical mechanics, energy and motion designed for majors in the natural and health sciences. Algebra and trigonometry will be used in descriptions and problems.

Three two-hour workshop sessions per week.

Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 1600 and PHYS 2000 General Physics I.

*Pre or Corequisite(s): MATH 1100 College Algebra and MATH 1470 Trigonometry, or MATH 1500 Calculus for Management, Biological, and Social Sciences or MATH 1600 Calculus I or permission of the instructor.*

(Normally offered each fall semester.)

A study of functions from algebraic, graphical, numerical and modeling perspectives. The functions are chosen from among linear, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic.

*Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 21.*

(Normally offered each semester.)

A study of trigonometric functions, identities, equations, and their applications.

*Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 24 or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 1100 College Algebra.
MATH 1100 College Algebra and MATH 1470 Trigonometry may be taken concurrently with the permission of the Trigonometry instructor or department chair.*

(Normally offered during the last 8 weeks of each semester in an online format.)

A calculus course for non-mathematics majors. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on relevant applications.

*Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 24 or grade of "C" or better in MATH 1100 College Algebra. *

(Normally offered once a year.)

An introduction to calculus of a single variable. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and beginning integration with applications. Assignments are given that help build proficiency in the use of a computer algebra system.

*Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 27 or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 1470 Trigonometry or MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus. *

(Normally offered each semester.)

The principles of classical mechanics, energy and motion designed for majors in the natural and health sciences. Algebra and trigonometry will be used in descriptions and problems.

Three two-hour workshop sessions per week.

Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 1600 and PHYS 2000 General Physics I.

*Pre or Corequisite(s): MATH 1100 College Algebra and MATH 1470 Trigonometry, or MATH 1500 Calculus for Management, Biological, and Social Sciences or MATH 1600 Calculus I or permission of the instructor.*

(Normally offered each fall semester.)

An introduction to classical mechanics, energy and motion designed for majors in the natural and health sciences. Elements of calculus will be used in descriptions and problems.

Three two-hour workshop sessions per week.

Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 1600 Principles of Physics I and PHYS 2000.

*Pre or Corequisite(s): MATH 1500 Calculus for Management, Biological, and Social Sciences or MATH 1600 Calculus I or permission of the instructor.*

(Normally offered each fall semester.)

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