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PHYS 221 Introductory Physics I (4)

An introduction to classical mechanics and thermodynamics. In this course students study the concepts and techniques required to measure, describe and predict the motion of particles and extended objects. Topics include kinematics of linear motion, forces and Newton's laws, gravitation, momentum, work, energy, rotational motion, angular momentum, torque, oscillations, temperature, heat, and thermal energy. A laboratory (PHYS 221Y) is associated with this course.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Natural Sciences
  • Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 150 or MATH 151/152  or MATH 152/153 or MATH 249 (or concurrent enrollment)
  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Altman, Borrero, Kleinert, Rembold, Watkins

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