May 26, 2024  
2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 221 - General Physics I


A study of classical mechanics and thermodynamics.Topics include:Newton’s laws of motion, conservation of energy and momentum, oscillations and mechanical waves, sound, the laws of thermodynamics, temperature measurement, work and heat. Algebra and trigonometry are used in conceptual development and problem solving.  Intended for those interested in the quantitative investigation of the natural world. Laboratory work is coordinated with lectures. Prerequisite(s): MATH 112   or MATH 122