2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

PHY 221 Fundamentals of Physics I

An introductory study of the laws of Mechanics. Topics covered include: Kinematics; Newton's laws; Energy: The Work-energy theorem, Potential Energy, Power, conservation of Energy; Momentum: Center of Mass, Collisions, Momentum Conservation; Rotational Dynamics; Fluids; Oscillations (Simple Harmonic Oscillator) and Waves. Four hours lecture/two hours lab/week. Pre/co-requisite: MAT 211.