Aug 14, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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PHYS 201 - Mechanics

5 Credits
The study of motion, force, energy, momentum, and rotational motion. A calculus-based approach to physics especially for students of science and engineering. Includes one credit of laboratory.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH& 151 min 2.0 and PHYS 139 min 2.0
Course Note One year of HS Physics can substitute for Physics pre-requisite.

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day
Winter Day
Designed to Serve Mostly for science and engineering students plannning to take a year-long physics sequence.
Active Date 20210403T10:09:41

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22
Total Contact Hours 66
Degree Distributions:
  • Science
  • Science Lab

Course Outline
  • Kinematics
  • Vectors
  • Newton’s laws
  • Conservation of energy and momentum
  • Rotational dynamics

Student Learning Outcomes
Apply the fundamentals of physics to quantitatively and qualitatively solve problems in kinematics, dynamics, energy and momentum with regards to both translational motion (linear and circular) and rotational motion.

Interpret and translate a conceptual description of a physical context (with or without a visual representation) into its mathematical expression.

Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, problem solving methods and results, the reasoning and assumptions behind the choice of method/model, and implications of the results in the specific physical context.

Clearly and accurately communicate data collected using appropriate laboratory tools and apparatus in a graphical format.

Accurately analyze and interpret data and measurements to draw valid conclusions.

Collaborate effectively in applying course specific content to problem-solving, data collection and data analysis.

Identify and explain how previously learned physics concepts apply to everyday life.

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