Forces, Energy, and Motion

PHY 6501 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Uses hands-on, inquiry experiences to offer students an opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the following concepts and principles: position, distance, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration (motion: kinematics), forces, Newton’s laws of motion and their application to one- and two-dimensional motion (motion: dynamics), work, mechanical energy (kinetic and potential), momentum, and energy conservation. This course aspires to immerse teachers in the process of inquiry, build teachers’ awareness of their role as facilitators in a student-centered environment, and help them address effectively students’ and their own common pre- and misconceptions specific to the curriculum materials.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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