2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED 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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