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PHY 1141 College Physics I

Algebra-based university-parallel sequence in mechanics, including vectors, statics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, elasticity, fluids and thermodynamics. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1290 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580

Course Outcomes
  • Use the principles of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics to describe and predict the behavior of gases and liquids.
  • Apply stress and strain relationships so as to describe the elastic properties of solids. Predict the behavior of solids under stress.
  • Apply Newton's Laws of Motion to the motion of real objects.
  • Use graphical and equation based representations of one and two dimensional motions to predict the motion of real objects.
  • Apply microscopic models of matter and the laws of thermodynamics so as to describe and predict the thermal properties and behavior of matter in gaseous, liquid and solid states.
  • Apply the conditions for static equilibrium to real structures.
  • Apply the conservation laws associated with energy, linear and angular momentum to the motion of real objects.
  • Apply basic principles of vector algebra: addition, subtraction and scalar multiplication. Decompose two dimensional vectors into component form.
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Lab: 3 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Physics
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Gruesbeck
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MTW from 9:00AM to 11:15AM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MTW from
9:00AM to 11:15AM
Section: 100
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Gruesbeck
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 7
Meets: TWTH from 1:00PM to 3:15PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 7
Meets: TWTH from
1:00PM to 3:15PM
Section: 101
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Aldridge
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 9
Meets: TWTH from 5:30PM to 7:45PM
Section: N01
Open Seats: 9
Meets: TWTH from
5:30PM to 7:45PM
Section: N01