General Physics I

This is a non-calculus-based physics course intended for credit in engineering technology courses. PH-261 is to be used for electrical, computer, and software engineering courses. PH-201 addresses mechanics, focusing on units, conversion factors, vector diagrams, translational equilibrium, friction, torque and rotational equilibrium, uniformly accelerated motion, projectiles, Newton's Law, work energy and power, kinetic and potential energy, conservation of energy, and impulse and momentum. It also addresses heat, focusing on temperature scales, thermal properties of matter, heat and temperature change, heat and change of phase, physics of heat transfer, and applications. Prerequisite: MA-114. Students completing this course may not enroll in PH-261 for additional credit. (2-2-3)

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