# PHY103 GENERAL PHYSICS I

**PHY 103 – General Physics I**

**Course Outline**

**Course Number & Name:** PHY 103 General Physics I

**Credit Hours: ** 4.0 **Contact Hours: ** 6.0 **Lecture/Lab: ** 6.0 **Other: ** N/A

**Prerequisites**: High school physics or placement by the MAP Division

**Co-requisites:** MTH 121 **Concurrent Courses:** None

**Course Description***: *This is a first course in general physics for engineering, mathematics and computer science majors. Topics covered include the calculus-based study of vectors, particle kinematics, Newton’s laws, friction, conservation of energy and momentum, gravitation and rotation. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and applications to laboratory experience*.*

**General Education Goals**: PHY 103 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: **Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning**. The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will use the scientific method of inquiry through the acquisition of scientific knowledge.

**Course Goals: **Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

- translate quantifiable problems into mathematical terms and solve these problems using mathematical or statistical operations;
- use accurate terminology and notation in written and/or oral form to describe and explain the sequence of steps in the analysis of a particular physical phenomenon or problems in the area of mechanics; and
- use the scientific method to analyze a problem and draw conclusions from data and observations.