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PHY251

General Physics I

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vector operations, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, rotational mechanics, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. This course has been approved to satisfy the Universal General Education Transfer Component of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education natural science requirement for the Associate in Science Degree. A lab fee is required.

Lecture Hours: 

3.00

Lab Hours: 

3.00

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Prerequisites: 

MAT 271

Corequisites: 

MAT 272