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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Physics - PHYS 123

Applied Physics

5 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours
2 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course in applied physics is designed for technical, business and applied health programs. Using trigonometry, the traditional topics of kinematics, dynamics, mechanics, heat, acoustics, electricity and magnetism, optics, modern physics and nuclear physics are treated in a practical and applied fashion with emphasis on laboratory work and scientific procedures.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

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

  • Use the scientific method as a process for learning about scientific phenomenon and technical challenges.
  • Identify how the fundamental principles of physics are used in everyday life.
  • Outline the role of physics in history, culture and philosophy.
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of linear and angular motion (kinematics).
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of linear and angular forces (Newton's Laws).
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of work and energy.
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of impulse and momentum.
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of simple harmonic motion and elasticity.
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of fluids.
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of heat and thermodynamics.
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of waves, sound and music.
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of electricity, magnetism and electromagnetics.
  • Explain the fundamental qualitative and analytical aspects of optics.
  • Solve practical problems drawn from biological/health sciences, sound/acoustics, mechanical, heating and cooling, electronic/electrical related application areas.
  • Use mathematics to solve problems and in laboratory activities.
  • Demonstrate proper laboratory skills for equipment setup, systematic data collection, analysis and error reporting.
  • Use computer applications for laboratory data acquisition and analysis, modeling and simulations.
  • Create well-written and structured formal lab reports.
  • Present scientific and technical information via written reports and oral presentations.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 123145105Applied PhysicsRMT5Janes C3/24/0Open$135.00M W  12:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 123145153Applied PhysicsRMT5Mason J6/24/0Open$120.00T  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; PHYSICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 123115105Applied PhysicsRMT5Purcell B18/25/0Open$135.00T R  02:30 PM-05:24 PM WEBWEB
 123115110Applied PhysicsRMT5Hollman K10/25/0Open$135.00M W F  10:30 AM-12:24 PM WEBWEB
 123115115Applied PhysicsRMT5Purcell B11/25/0Open$135.00T  11:30 AM-01:24 PM WEBWEB
R  11:30 AM-01:24 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday