PHYS133C: Physics I (Algebra-based)

Credits 4 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 2 Lecture Hours 3
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This is a study of classical physics. Topics include linear and projectile motion, vectors, Newton’s Laws of Motion, work, energy, momentum, collisions, rotational kinematics and dynamics, translational and rotational equilibrium, and gravity. A graphing calculator will be required.

Corequisite Courses
  • State, interpret, and apply the definitions of physical quantities related to kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, and gravitation.
  • Set up and solve problems, including word problems, in classical mechanics analytically using algebra and trigonometry.
  • Solve problems in classical mechanics using numerical methods.
  • Solve problems in classical mechanics using graphical methods including the use of position, velocity, and acceleration vs time graphs, graphical vector addition, and free body diagrams.
  • Set up laboratory equipment safely and efficiently, plan and carry out experimental procedures, identify and reduce sources of error, analyze and interpret data, and summarize findings in a laboratory report.