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 $895.00
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 and exams.

Textbooks and Materials:

Griffith, W. T. & Brosing, J. (2015). Physics of Everyday Phenomena, 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9780073513904. (The digital version of the textbook available through McGraw Hill Connect is not supported.)

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

Technical Requirements:

Students are required to use a laptop or desktop computer with a high-speed internet connection. Tablets and smartphones are not supported. The computer should have a modern and updated operating system, at least 2GB of RAM and also meet Proctorio’s system requirements for online testing.

A phone, camera, or scanner to digitize handwritten work for submission online.

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:

Students must have the approval of the University Extension advisor to enroll in this course. See more information about Course Approvals.

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.