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PHY 2201 General Physics I

Fundamentals of mechanics including kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, oscillations, gravity, fluids, waves and sound, thermodynamics and kinetic theory, using calculus as appropriate. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 2270

Course Outcomes
  • Apply the conservation laws associated with energy and linear momentum to analyze the interactions between real objects and to predict their motion.
  • Use vector algebra to solve problems: addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication and scalar (dot) product. Decompose two dimensional vectors into components.
  • Describe mechanical oscillations and waves using equation based and graphical descriptions. Discuss the energy transformations that occur in oscillations and energy transport in waves.
  • Predict the motions of real objects by applying Newton's Laws of Motion. Analyze static structures by applying the conditions for equilibrium.
  • Describe and analyze the rotational motion of real objects using the concept of torque and the conservation law associated with angular momentum.
  • Predict the one and two dimensional motions of objects using equation based and graphical descriptions.
Credit Hours: 5
  • Classroom: 4 hours
  • Lab: 3 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Physics
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 4, Rm 233
Term: Spring 2024
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Note: Must register for PHY-2207-101
Open Seats: 22
Meets: TTH from 10:00AM to 11:40AM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 22
Meets: TTH from
10:00AM to 11:40AM
Section: 101