PHYS 253 General Physics I
4 semester hours
Vectors. Kinematics. Newton’s laws of motion, energy, momentum, rotational motion, and harmonic motion. Fluid mechanics. Heat and thermodynamics. Laboratory experiments pertaining to mechanics, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.
Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 2 hours.
Prerequisite: MATH 112 or MATH 122 or MATH 131 or concurrent enrollment.
University Core fulfilled: Flag: Quantitative Literacy.
NOTE: THE PHYS 253-PHYS 254 series is suitable for biology and chemistry majors and others desiring a college-level experience in physics. This series is not acceptable for credit in the physics or engineering programs.