National University




PHS171 General Physics 1

Lead Faculty: Dr. Nataliya V. Serdyukova

Course Description

Non-calculus based general physics course. Intended for Science majors. Study of one-dimensional and two andamp;#8211; dimensional kinematics, dynamics, statics, work, energy, linear momentum, circular motion and gravitation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and define physical quantities
  • Explain major laws of Physics
  • Apply laws of Mechanics to explain physical phenomena and solve problems
  • Connect and explain contributions of scientists to the development of laws governing physical phenomena and the concepts/theories which integrate them
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of fundamental physical principles through interpretation of everyday phenomena
  • Apply critical analytical skills to evaluate physical phenomena and their effects; develop clarity of definition, consistency of logic and adequacy of evidence
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of scientific method and its application to the fundamental principles governing physical universe