May 24, 2024  
Fall 2024 - Summer 2025 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2024 - Summer 2025 Academic Catalog

PHYSC 111 - College Physics 1 (plus required lab and workshop)

4 credits

An introduction to the principles of mechanics and heat. Topics included are: kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, gravity, projectile motion, work, energy, momentum, heat, temperature, and thermodynamics. Comprehension of the basic principles of physics and their application to problem solving is stressed. Algebra and trigonometry are used extensively. Laboratory experiments are performed on the topics covered.

Prerequisites: MATH 161 - Precalculus (Functions and Coordinate Geometry) ; OR MATH 181 - Calculus 1 ; OR MATH 191 - Calculus 2  with minimum grade of C or higher; OR permission of department chair