Survey of Physical Science

Course Description

An introduction to the basic principles and general concepts of the physical sciences. Develops selected topics from chemistry and physics. A general education course for non-technical majors.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the foundations of science and contributions of ancient civilizations.
  • Use different unit systems and make conversions.
  • Use mathematical symbols and understand their physical meaning.
  • Describe Physical world using laws of physics.
  • Solve physics and chemistry problems using mathematical skills.
  • Plan and conduct a scientific investigation, which includes: make quantitative observations, record and analyze data, write a report.

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