2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 24, 2021  
2020-2021 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.
Grading Method: GR - Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
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