PHYS 130   College Physics I* (5 Hours)

Prerequisites : MATH 171 or an appropriate score on a math placement test.

In this introductory course for pre-professional and general education, students will learn the fundamentals of selected areas of classical physics. Using the tools of algebra and trigonometry, the course develops the topics of translational and rotational motion, force, work, mechanical and thermal energy, linear and angular momentum, and fluid mechanics. The two-semester PHYS 130/131 sequence is designed to meet the requirements of area pre-professional programs. This is a transfer course that meets the college's requirements for associate's degree programs and meets transfer requirements of area colleges and universities. This course does not normally fulfill the requirement of engineering programs. The course includes an integrated laboratory component the completion of which is a necessary part of the total instructional package.