Feb 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

PHY 151 - General Physics 1


4 credits
What is the cause of motion, and what does it mean for an object to be rest? In this course, we will study the sciences of statics and dynamics, focusing on the work of Galileo, Pascal, Newton and Einstein. Topics include falling bodies and projectile motion, the strength of materials, acoustics, hydrostatic pressure, Newton’s laws of motion, conservation of momentum, universal gravitation, and special relativity. PHY 151 and PHY 201 cannot both be taken for credit. 3 cr. lec. + 1 cr. lab.
Term Offered: Spring semester