Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I with Lab

5 credits
This course covers the basic principles of Newtonian mechanics including: vector mathematics, multidimensional kinematics, Newton’s laws of dynamics, various forces of nature, circular motion, the universal gravitational law, mechanical energy conservation methods, linear momentum, and rigid body kinematics and dynamics. Laboratory work is included.

Prerequisites: MATH& 142  

Corequisites: ENGR 100  and MATH& 151  

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Expand and improve quantitative/symbolic manipulation capabilities
  • Apply the paradigms of classical mechanics to problem solving in the engineering context
  • Measure, record, and analyze signals using A/D converters with various sensors interfaced to computers using appropriate software
  • Explain both the power and limitations of the classical Newtonian approach in the conceptualization and design of engineered creations