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PHY 201 - Physics I

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 4

Description: This is the first in a sequence of physics courses. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.

Prerequisite(s): Take MAT 111  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Measurement, Estimating
  • Describing Motion:
  • Kinematics in One Dimension Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors
  • Dynamics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Circular Motion; Gravitation
  • Work and Energy
  • Linear Momentum
  • Rotational Motion Static
  • Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture
  • Fluids
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Sound
  • Temperature and Kinetic Theory
  • Heat
  • The Laws of Thermodynamics

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Scientific, graphic calculator (TI series)

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain basic physics principles and concepts in kinematics, linear and rotational dynamics, oscillation and wave, and thermodynamics.
  2. Utilize analytical and logical reasoning in solving scientific problems.
  3. Utilize effective strategies to collect, verify, and manage information from a variety of sources.
  4. Demonstrate oral communication skills in collaborative group work and presentations.
  5. Demonstrate competence in the terminology, mathematics, and scientific methods used within the discipline.

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