PHY101 Course Information

Title:College Physics I

An algebra-based introduction to physics that explores classical mechanics. Topics include: translational and rotational motion of particles and rigid bodies; Newton’s laws of motion; conservation laws; energy and work; equilibrium; gravitational forces and fields; harmonic motion and oscillation; and wave motion. Computer-based laboratory work seeks to demonstrate the validity of theoretical descriptions and impart a deeper understanding of physical phenomena and associated concepts. Intended for students majoring in the natural sciences or pre-health sciences and for non-majors who want or need a more challenging introductory course in physics.

Prerequisites: Mathematics 115 or equivalent
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