PHYS 101 Introduction to Mechanics
4 semester hours
Vectors, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rotation, angular momentum, static equilibrium, harmonic motion. May include a brief introduction to quantum mechanics. Laboratory experiments pertaining to mechanics. Measurement, estimation, and uncertainty. Projectile motion, Newton’s laws, friction, torque.
Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 2 hours.
Prerequisite: MATH 131 or concurrent enrollment.