PHYS 170: General Physics I (4 credits)

Course Description

This is the first of a rigorous, calculus-based course in physics for the professional or engineering majors. The study of the concepts of physics including the fundamental principles and theories of mechanics, energy, waves and thermodynamics. (4 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for MATH 205 or higher or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Co-Requisite(s): PHYS 170L and credit for or registration in MATH 206 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid conceptual understanding of kinematics, dynamics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.
  • Solve applicable problems using differential calculus and vector analysis.
  • Apply the laws of physics to computational problems in kinematics, dynamics, wave phenomena, and thermodynamics.

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