COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS
COURSE TITLE/SECTION: Physics 1301, College Physics I, 12268
TIME: MoTuWeThFr, 4–6 pm;
LOCATION: Rm. 116 SR1
FACULTY: Prof. John Miller
OFFICE HOURS: After class or by appointment, 318 HSC.
Phone: (713) 743-8257
FAX: (713) 743-8201
Course: Physics 1301 - College Physics I
Catalog Description: Non-calculus based. Kinematics, vectors, Newton’s laws, work, energy,
momentum, rotational dynamics, gravity, waves, and fluids.
Prerequisites: MATH 1330. Primarily for majors other than physics, mathematics, and
engineering. Credit may not be applied toward a degree, simultaneously, for both PHYS 1301
and University Physics I, PHYS 1321. See info in VI below about the diagnostic test.
Course Objectives: Learn indicated topics (see schedule) & be able to apply their principles to solve
problems. Upon completion, students will be able to:
1. Master concepts of kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, etc., and solve problems;
2. Continue more advanced studies.
Content: Chapters 1 – 15 of textbook (selected sections only for some chapters).
Resources: www.phys.uh.edu, www.pearsonmastering.com, Blackboard.
Physics, Fourth Edition, James S. Walker (w/ Technology Update) Binder version with
access code to Mastering Physics and My Readiness Test available at the UH bookstore, or ebook from www.pearsonmastering.com, either providing access code to Modified Mastering
Required Diagnostic Exam (CASA)
The required diagnostic exam for this course will test your basic mathematical skills in algebra,
geometry, trigonometry and word problem solving. The exam consists of 20 multiple choice questions.
It is a one hour exam and no calculators are allowed. The exam will be administered by CASA Testing
Center June 6th – 17th. You can log onto the CASA website to make a reservation at...