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PHYS& 114
General Phys I w/Lab


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
This is part one of an algebra-based physics sequence intended for non-physical science majors. Topics include linear and rotational motion, forces, kinetic and potential energy, momentum, and translational and rotational equilibrium. Lab work required. Prerequisites: MATH 078E; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher; basic knowledge of trigonometry. Formerly PHYS 121, College Physics I.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply Newton's Laws as they relate to motion and forces.
  • Describe the significance of conservation laws in physics; particularly conservation of energy and momentum.
  • Apply Newton's Laws to situations where equilibrium exists.
  • Solve numerical problems (algebra and trigonometry based) related to the above mentioned concepts.
  • Investigate Newton's Law and the Conservation Laws by designing and performing laboratory experiments.

  • Course Topics
  • Physical quantities
  • One and two-dimensional kinematics
  • Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Circular motion and gravitation
  • Energy, momentum, and principles of conservation
  • Systems in equilibrium

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHYS& 114
    Fall 2014
    1465
    Steve May
    PHYS& 114
    Fall 2012
    1853
    Steve May


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.