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College Physics I

Course Number: PHYS 121
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 60

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 Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. The student will have a conceptual understanding of Newton's Laws as they relate to motion and forces.
B. The student will have a conceptual understanding of the significance of convservation laws in physics; particularly conservation of energy and momentum.
C. The student will have the ability to relate the above mentioned concepts to situations where equilibrium exists.
D. The student will have the ability to solve numerical problems (algebra and trigonometry based) related to the above mentioned concepts.


Syllabi Listing
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
PHYS 121
Fall 2006
1853
Frank Skorina
PHYS 121
Fall 2005
1853
Steve May
PHYS 121
Fall 2004
1853
Steven May


Two Year Projected Schedule

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

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)