Mar 03, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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PSC 1011 - Physical World

Designed for nonscience majors. Fundamental ideas of measurement, motion, energy, electricity and magnetism, heat, atomic and nuclear physics. Introduction to relativity and quantum phenomena.

Requisites: WARNING: not PSC 1010
Credit Hours: 4
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Natural World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMNS Natural Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will be able to explain basics terminology, concepts and methods of physics.
  • Students will be able to develop and communicate a broad knowledge of the physical principles that describe and contribute to the world around us.
  • Students will be able to show how basic mathematics can be used to model physical processes and provide quantitative predictions.
  • Students will be able to evaluate a wide range of physical situations and apply the appropriate physics concepts to explain the situation or make predictions.
  • Students will be able to critically identify pertinent and extraneous information when analyzing a physical situation.
  • Students will be able to apply scientific methods of inquiry to gather and analyze data, draw evidence-based conclusions, and present data in graphical and tabular form with proper annotation.
  • Students will be able to state in a logical fashion how experimental data supports scientific arguments and draw appropriate conclusions that recognize related outcomes.
  • Students will be able to state scientific hypotheses, explain how hypotheses and theories are established and tested, and describe the historical context of their development.
  • Students will be able to use basic scientific language and processes and be able to distinguish between scientific and non-scientific explanations of physical phenomena.
  • Students will be able to read graphs and charts to extract needed information.

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