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Physics of Everyday Life

Credits: 3Catalog #20806220

Have you ever looked at something and said to yourself "I wonder how that works?" If so, this is the course for you. The Physics of Everyday Life will explore basic principles of physics including classical mechanics, fluids, heat, resonance, waves, light and electricity and magnetism through the lens of everyday objects. We will gain insight through studying objects such as bumper cars, roller coasters, light bulbs, musical instruments and microwave ovens.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Basic Algebra (74854793) or Elementary Algebra w/Apps (10804110) or Elementary Algebra w/Apps (10834110) with a grade of C or higher or COMPASS Algebra 40+ or ACT Math 20-36.

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last updated: 08:00:58 AM Aug 30 2015

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Catalog/Class # Semester Class Dates Meeting Times Instructor Mode of Instruction Approximate Tuition  


Class #33030
Fall 2015-2016 Sep 1 2015 -
Dec 10 2015
2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Goodman, Brian M  In Person $561.45Number on Wait List: 3
Last Date to Enroll: Sep 7 2015