PHY 131 - University Physics I

Course Description

This course is designed for Natural Science and Engineering majors who are required to take a calculus-based physics course. Dealing primarily with mechanics, the course covers the linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics of and the principles, laws and concepts pertaining to, the motion of solids, along with specific applications relating to liquids and gases.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Apply the kinematics equations to determine the linear motion of a particle.
Use the kinematics equations to determine the rotational motion of a solid.
Apply Newton's Laws of motion and gravity to the linear motion of a particle.
Apply Newton's Laws of motion to the rotational motion of a solid.
Know and apply the concepts of work and energy to solids, liquids and gases.
Utilize the concepts of momentum and conservation of momentum principle to analyze the interactions of particles and solids.
Use the concepts relating to the material properties of solids, liquids and gases.
Apply the concepts of periodic motion to solids experiencing simple harmonic motion.
Develop and use the kinematics and dynamics equations for wave motion as exhibited by liquids and gases.
Apply laboratory skills and computer technology to solve problems in a cooperative environment.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: MAT 160