Master Course Outline
PHYS& 114
General Phys I w/Lab

Credits: 5 
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60
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: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in MATH 078, MATH 078E, or MATH 079; 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 twodimensional 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 2015 
7149 
Steve May 

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 
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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.
