Aug 12, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

PHY 121 General Physics I

Prerequisite: MAT 136 , ENG 101  
Corequisite: MAT 172  if PHY 122  will be taken the following semester
Recommended: MAT 186  
4 credits

A survey of mechanics (Newton’s Laws of Motion, Vectors, Momentum, Energy, and Rotational Motion), fluid motion (Hydrostatic Pressure, Archimedes’ Principle, Pascal’s Principle, Boyle’s Law, and Bernoulli’s Principle), and heat (Specific Heat, Heat Expansion, Heat Transfer, Latent Heat, and the Laws of Thermodynamics).  Algebra and basic trigonometry are employed. Three hours of class work; three hours of laboratory per week.