Course Number: 416/417
Full Year; 10 Units
UC/CSU Approved: Laboratory Science area “D” requirement.
This is a laboratory course that focuses on hands-on, real-world examples to describe the physical world. While math and a student's ability to perform critical analyses of problems involving physical phenomena is required, conceptual understanding is at the heart of this course. The course is taught through a combination of lab activities, lecture/discussion, demonstrations and guided problem solving. The laboratory experiments emphasize hands-on explorations of the fundamental concepts and laws that govern the universe. Topics will focus on mechanics and energy transformations.
- Walker Pearson Physics, 1st Ed, with MasteringPhysics; James S. Walker; Pearson 2014
Students are strongly encouraged to purchase the textbook directly from the Pearson Website (http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PS1t3t). It is important that you choose Walker, Pearson Physics 1ed © 2014 with MasteringPhysics (2014).
Level of Difficulty:
Estimated Homework Per Class:
Biology and Chemistry AND
Concurrent enrollment or completion of Algebra II