Physics I: Motion

Fall 2018
Class Size: 25
Credits per quarter

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How can we systematically describe and predict the motion of objects, from falling apples to orbiting moons? This course provides an overview of the physics of motion by focusing on the conservation of momentum and energy. Conceptual understanding will be emphasized with algebra and basic trigonometry as mathematical foundations. Laboratory exercises will involve some experimental design and will focus on developing skill in observation and analysis while reinforcing conceptual understanding. 

While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior experience in physical science is beneficial as is a general confidence in approaching mathematical information.

Taking this course as part of a sequence with Physics II: Electromagnetism and Physics III: Lightprovides the equivalent of a standard, non-calculus, first-year physics sequence.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

medicine, science education, and further studies in STEM fields.


Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.

$12 for printed copies of the text that will be provided to students during the first class

Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25

Scheduled for: Weekend

Advertised schedule:

9a-1p Sat

Located in: Olympia