PHY 309K - Elementary Physics for Nontechnical Students

Texas Common Number: PHYS 1305
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
PHY 309K Elementary Physics for Nontechnical Students Online $850.00
Course Type:
Self-Paced Online
Description:

PHY 309K is the first in a two-course physics sequence designed for non-technical students. The course covers mechanics, heat, and sound. No prior physics or math is required beyond the high school level. This course is designed for students who do not intend to do further coursework in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, or medicine. It is primarily conceptual in nature with some computational work. Explanations of everyday, observable phenomena are stressed whenever possible.

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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework.

Textbook(s) and Materials:

Griffith, W. T. & Brosing, J. (2015). Physics of Everyday Phenomena, 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9780073513904

A Quest subscription is required and costs $30. A link for this is provided within the course.

The midterm and final exams must be taken in person at an approved testing center (learn more). Proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee.

Official UT Austin Description:

Mechanics, heat, and sound. Designed for students who do not intend to do further work in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, or medicine.

Prerequisites:

Approval of the University Extension advisor.

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.