PHY101 Course Information

Title:College Physics I
Description: An algebra-based introduction to physics for majors in the life sciences. The area explored is 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.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 115 or equivalent
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