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Saddleback College    
 
    
 
  Jan 16, 2018
 
2017-2018 College Catalog

PHYS 2A INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS


5 Units 4 hours lecture 3 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
Prerequisite: MATH 124  
Recommended Preparation: PHYS 20  or high school physics
A study of mechanics, vibration and waves, fluids, and thermodynamics. Topics include kinematics and dynamics in one and two dimensions, Newton’s Laws of motion, energy and momentum, conservation principles, statics, kinematics and dynamics of rotation, elasticity, Hook’s Law, simple harmonic motions, wave behavior, interference and standing waves, properties of fluids, Pascal’s and Bernoulli’s principles, temperature, heat calorimetry, the gas laws, and the laws of thermodynamics. Intended for students in the sciences and related subjects who are required to complete a physics course based on trigonometry.
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