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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
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 4, Rm 213
Faculty: Huang
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 7
Meets: TTH from 9:00AM to 11:30AM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 7
Meets: TTH from
9:00AM to 11:30AM
Section: 100
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 4, Rm 213
Faculty: Aldridge
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 13
Meets: MW from 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 13
Meets: MW from
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Section: 101
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 4, Rm 213
Faculty: Rodrigues
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 7
Meets: TTH from 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Section: N01
Open Seats: 7
Meets: TTH from
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Section: N01