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Physics for Chemical and Environmental Technology 1 PHYS 1181

Physics Course

Course details

This is the first of a pair of one-term algebra-based physics courses designed to acquaint the student with fundamental concepts in physics relating to chemical and environmental technology. PHYS 1181 deals mostly with concepts in classical mechanics, such as linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics, energy and power, wave motion and fluid statics and dynamics. The laboratory component which accompanies the lectures is designed to illustrate specific scientific concepts as well as teach proper laboratory technique and methods of data acquisition and analysis.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define basic terms relating to the concepts covered in the course.
  • Correctly choose, manipulate and apply formulae to the solution of typical physics problems.
  • Apply a logical problem-solving technique to arrive at correct solutions to single and double concept physics problems.
  • Demonstrate correct measurement and data acquisition skills in a laboratory environment.
  • Write a laboratory report in accordance with commonly accepted formats.

Effective as of Fall 2010

Related Programs

Physics for Chemical and Environmental Technology 1 (PHYS 1181) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Chemical and Environmental Technology (Analytical Science Option)
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Chemical and Environmental Technology (Process Engineering Option)
    Diploma Full-time


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