2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 4A GENERAL PHYSICS


5 Units 4 hours lecture 3 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
Prerequisite: MATH 3A or MATH 3AH
Recommended Preparation: CS 1A and PHYS 20  or high school physics
A calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics of solids and fluids. The main topics are kinematics, Newtonian mechanics including translational and rotational statics and dynamics, universal gravitation, work, energy, momentum, fluid statics, dynamics, and oscillations. Experiments in lab examine the basic laws of the mechanics of solids and fluids. Objectives include the use of common measuring instruments, the principles of data taking and analysis, and the writing of scientific reports.
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