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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS& 221 - Engineering Physics I (Mechanics)

5 Credits
This laboratory science class focuses on Newtonian mechanics. Topics include energy, force, and work; one-dimensional and rotational kinematics; relative, multi-dimensional, and circular motion; linear and angular momentum; and gravity. PHYS&221 is the first of three classes in the calculus-based physics sequence.

General education distribution area: Natural Science, with lab.

Prerequisite(s): MATH&142 with a 2.0 or better, with MATH&151 completion preferred. MATH&151 can be taken concurrently (during the same quarter).

Course Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain Newton’s major laws.
  2. Solve physics problems related to motion, velocity, force, friction, rotation, and momentum.
  3. Use calculus and relevant mathematical methods to investigate practical engineering scenarios.
  4. Apply the scientific method in physics laboratory experiments, from hypothesis through testing, data analysis, and conclusion.