Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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PHYS& 221 - Engineering Physics with Lab I

5 credits

MATH& 151  or concurrent enrollment in MATH& 151  or instructor permission.

PHYS& 221, PHYS& 222 , and PHYS& 223 ; are the year-long introductory sequence in physics required for students majoring in the physical sciences and engineering. Topics included in the sequence include classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, fluid mechanics, waves, optics, and a brief introduction to modern physics including special relativity, particle physics and quantum mechanics. Calculus is used and applications and problem solving are emphasized. The main topic in PHYS& 221 is Newtonian mechanics.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
2 guided practice hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies science or lab requirement area E distribution requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Understand standards of measure, be able to employ common systems of units, and perform unit conversions and dimensional analysis
  • Understand and be able to appropriately apply a variety of physics principles in solving physics problems. These include:
    • Kinematics (both linear and rotational)
    • Newton’s laws and applications (including gravity, contact forces, friction, and statics)
    • Conservation laws (energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum)
  • Gain experience obtaining and analyzing experimental data

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