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PHS 121  Applied Physical Science I

This course introduces the general principles of physics and chemistry. Topics include measurement, motion, Newton's laws of motion, momentum, energy, work, power, heat, thermodynamics, waves, sound light, electricity, magnetism, and chemical principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the physical environment and be able to apply the scientific principles to observations experienced. This course includes concepts of chemistry and physics that apply to dental materials; laboratory work reinforces the principals discussed in lecture. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisites: MAT 060 or DMA 010, 020, 030, and RED 080 or DRE 097 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

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