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PHY 120 - Physics for Everyday Use

Unit(s): 4.0

Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive no credit from UC for PHY 120 if taken after PHY 150 or PHY 211)

This course investigates the basic characteristics of matter and the interactions that govern its behavior and emphasizes how remarkable everyday phenomena are. Examples from popular culture (movies, TV, and sports) are emphasized. Topics include how to describe an object’s motion, how to explain changes in an object’s motion, the roles of work and energy, and other topics. The course is oriented to the non-science major, stresses conceptual understanding, and is intended to present students with an opportunity to see how our world works.

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