Physics
Lecture: 3 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 4

PHY 251 – General Physics I

Prerequisites: MAT 271 Corequisites: MAT 272

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vector operations, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, rotational mechanics, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA and ICAA as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement for the AA & AS degrees. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course in Natural Sciences for the AS degree ONLY.