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PHYS 121
College Physics I


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 095; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088; basic knowledge of trigonometry.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Understanding of Newton's Laws as they relate to motion and forces.
  • Understanding of the significance of convservation laws in physics; particularly conservation of energy and momentum.
  • Ability to relate the above mentioned concepts to situations where equilibrium exists.
  • Ability to solve numerical problems (algebra and trigonometry based) related to the above mentioned concepts.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHYS 121
    Fall 2011
    1853
    Steve May
    PHYS 121
    Fall 2010
    1853
    Steve May
    PHYS 121
    Fall 2009
    1853
    Steve May
    PHYS 121
    Fall 2008
    1853
    Steve May
    PHYS 121
    Fall 2007
    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.