PHYS 201 College Physics I

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Department: 
Physics
Offered: 
Every fall.

This is an algebra-based introductory physics course. The basic principles, concepts and methods of physics are emphasized. Subject matter include a wide range of topics in classical mechanics (vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, momentum, collisions, rotational motion, and gravitation), as well as heat, thermodynamics, waves and sound. Selected applications of above topics will also be discussed. Three hour lecture, two hour laboratory, and one hour recitation. Knowledge of algebra and basic trigonometry is expected. This course is approved for General Education. (Prerequisite: one year of high school algebra.)

Course Numbers

  • PHYS 201, 4 hour(s)