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