**Southwest Texas Junior College
Margaret Messinger (mathematics)
Mary Beth Monroe (physics)**

**Target Audience: **In-service and
pre-service secondary teachers, pre-med majors, underprepared engineering and physics
majors

**Goal: ***Describing our physical world*

**Course Description: **Integrated mathematics
and physics course. Course will integrate topics of precalculus and introductory physics.
Prerequisite: TASP mastery in reading, writing and mathematics with math score > 270.
Students will receive college credit for Mathematics 1348 and Physics 1401.

Class will meet 9 hours each week; two hour blocks Monday - Thursday and one hour tutorial session on Friday. The instructional team (one mathematics instructor and one physics instructor) will incorporate various pedagogical tools including cooperative learning and hands-on inquiry with one laboratory experiment per week. The interdisciplinary topics will emphasize the interdependence of mathematics and physics in the description of the physical universe. The students will be assigned two mini-research projects during the semester.

**Syllabus:**

**Introduction**

**Motion in one dimension**

**Motion in two dimensions**

**Forces**

**Special forces**

**Equilibrium of rigid bodies**

**Momentum**

**Work-Energy**

**Introduction to waves**

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Syllabi index

Introduction

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