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College Physics (130-1-01)


Angela Barragan Diaz

Meeting Info

Technological Institute L211: Mon, Wed, Fri 12:00PM - 12:50PM

Overview of class

This is the first quarter of a three-quarter, algebra-based physics course with lecture. Physics is the most basic of the sciences, dealing with the behavior and structure of matter. Lectures illustrate physical principles: mechanics, motion, momentum and energy, fluids, and oscillations. It continues as PHYSICS 130-2, 3. Students taking this course must also enroll in a Physics Lab 136-1. Actual demonstrations of many physical principles will be shown in the lecture whenever possible. Weekly quizzes emphasize problem solving. The goal of the course is for the student to gain an understanding of the nature of the physical principles which govern the world around us and the universe beyond, through models which draw on our everyday experiences. Topics: 1. Motion in One Dimension 2. Vectors 3. Motion in a Plane 4. Particle Dynamics 5. Work and Energy 6. Conservation of Energy 7. Conservation of Linear Momentum 8. Collisions 9. Rotational Kinematics 10. Rotational Dynamics and Conservation of Angular Momentum 11. Oscillations 12. Fluids.

Registration Requirements

Basic knowledge of High School algebra and trigonometry.

Teaching Method

Lectures with demonstrations and discussion sections. Attendance will be highly recommended.

Evaluation Method

Grades for this course are based on two in-class midterms, a final exam, and best 5 of 6 quizzes.

Class Materials (Required)

Physics, Giancoli 7th ed. Prentice Hall. (ISBN-13: 978-0321625922)

Class Materials (Suggested)

Personal Response "Clickers" will be used if you have one. We use the TurningPoint brand.

Class Attributes

Natural Sciences Foundational Discipline
Natural Sciences Distro Area

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Co-requisite: Students must also register for PHYSICS 136-1. Add both classes to the shopping cart and submit together for successful registration.

Associated Classes

DIS - Technological Institute L211: Thurs 12:00PM - 12:50PM

DIS - Tech Institute Lecture Room 5: Thurs 12:00PM - 12:50PM

DIS - Technological Institute L168: Thurs 12:00PM - 12:50PM