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I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Classical Physics I

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PHYS 1411

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 5

Lecture Hours: 4

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This course is a calculus-based introductory physics. The topics include kinematics in three-dimensions, vectors, force, dynamics, circular motion, gravity, energy, linear momentum, rotational motion, rotational energy, angular momentum, equilibrium and elasticity, fluid mechanics, periodic motion, waves, and sound. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving. The laboratory component reinforces conceptual understanding through scientific inquiry, physical measurements, and scientific modeling. The course also emphasizes formal report writing based on student projects. The simulations and digital/wireless data acquisitions are used to help students visualize and understand abstract concepts.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Writing College Level CLC or Writing College Level or Writing Honors College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PHYS 1411 - Classical Physics I

A total of 1 Course(s) from...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
MATH 1477Calculus I
MATH 1480Honors Calculus I

8. Prerequisite (Entry) Skills:
Students should have successful experience using Microsoft Office or similar applications.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PHYS 1411 - Classical Physics I

All Course(s) from the following...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
MATH 1477Calculus I