Physics (PHYS) 210
Conceptual Physics (Revision 1)
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PHYS 210 is an introductory post-secondary physics course that follows a non-mathematical approach and focuses on understanding central concepts in physics. The course can be taken by students in liberal arts, education, business, medical services, and other disciplines in which a basic understanding of physics is required. It can also be used as a bridge course to science and engineering for students without high school physics. The emphasis of this course is on three main topics: Mechanics, Properties of Matter and Heat.
PHYS 210 consists of the following eighteen units:
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Newton’s First Law of Motion - Inertia
Unit 3: Linear Motion
Unit 4: Newton’s Second Law of Motion
Unit 5: Newton’s Third Law of Motion
Unit 6: Momentum
Unit 7: Energy
Unit 8: Rotational Motion
Unit 9: Gravity
Unit 10: Projectile and Satellite Motion
Unit 11: The Atomic Nature of Matter
Unit 12: Solids
Unit 13: Liquids
Unit 14: Gases
Unit 15: Temperature, Heat, and Expansion
Unit 16: Heat Transfer
Unit 17: Change of Phase
Unit 18: Thermodynamics
Your final grade in PHYS 210 is based on the grades you achieve in two online multiple-choice quizzes, four tutor-marked exercises, and a final examination. You must achieve at least fifty per cent on the final examination, and an overall course grade of at least fifty per cent to pass the course. The following chart summarizes the evaluation activities, and the credit weight of each.
|Quiz 1||Quiz 2
||Assign. 1||Assign. 2||Assign. 3||Assign. 4 (Essay)||Final Exam||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Hewitt, Paul G. Conceptual Physics, 11th ed. Petersburg, FL: Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2010.
All other course materials for PHYS 210, including the Study Guide, are available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1, June 28, 2012
Last updated by SAS 06/28/2012 14:40:56