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Course Outline
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 algebrabased physics sequence intended for nonphysical 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
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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 
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*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.

