Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSCI 101 - Physical Science I


A general course in the physical sciences to help the student understand the physical aspects of the environment. Development of a broad general understanding of basic scientific concepts for nonscience majors and some familiarity with scientific materials, equipment, laboratory techniques, and procedures. Emphasizes the principles of physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 093 /MATH 096 . Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory, two hours discussion each week. Formerly PC 101.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze, interpret, and use scientific data to evaluate hypotheses in physics and astronomy.
  • Collect, evaluate, and interpret primary data using appropriate measurements, and to appropriately report associated measurement and experimental errors.
  • Identify the major branches of physics and describe the seminal concepts within each.
  • Evaluate and solve problems in mechanics by applying the basic principles of motion and Newton’s Laws.
  • Explain the scientific concept of energy, including the different forms of energy, how it moves and the laws that govern it, as well as its importance to human society and our future.
  • Describe the size and scale of objects in the universe.

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