2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

PHY 121 Introductory Physics I - Lecture

Introductory course in dynamics, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory. Some topics introduced are the description of motion, Newton's laws of motion, equilibrium conditions, concept of work and energy, momentum, periodic phenomena, rotational motion, the concepts of heat and temperature, kinetic theory of gases and the behavior of real and ideal gases. Origin, characteristics, transmission, and detection of sound also studied. Strongly recommended students take concurrently PHY 123. Prerequisite: MAT 175 or MAT 211 may be taken concurrently.