Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 1112 - Physics I: Mechanics and Heat

(PBS-AS, PHS-AS)      
Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: EAS 1600 , PHYS 1101 , PHYS 1112, PHYS 1116 , PHYS 2207 .
Prerequisite: MATH 1910  or MATH 1120 . Recommended corequisite: MATH 1920  in order to continue with PHYS 2213  the following semester. Corequisite: PHYS 1110  must be taken to remain enrolled in PHYS 1112. MATH 1910  may be allowed by instructor in exceptional cases, but continuation in PHYS 2213  will then have to be deferred until MATH 1920  is completed. Primarily for: students in Engineering, Physics or related subjects. Students interested in majoring in Engineering Physics or Physics, and who have a strong physics and mathematics background are encouraged to consider  . Students in the Life Sciences (but not Engineering or Physics) should consider PHYS 1101  or PHYS 2207  and check with your program for further guidance.

Fall: P. Krasicky; Spring: Staff; Summer: Staff.

First course in a three-semester introductory physics sequence. This course is taught in a largely “flipped’, highly interactive manner, with reading preparation required for class. Covers the mechanics of particles with focus on kinematics, dynamics, conservation laws, central force fields, periodic motion. Mechanics of many-particle systems: center of mass, rotational mechanics of a rigid body, rotational equilibrium, and fluid mechanics. Temperature, heat, the laws of thermodynamics. At the level of University Physics, Vol. 1, by Young and Freedman.

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