Catalog Description: 
Survey of classical mechanics, stressing basic concepts and
problem solving. Topics include vectors, motion in one and two
dimensions, gravitation, Newton's Laws, the conservation of energy
and momentum, harmonic motion, and waves. Three lecture periods and
three hours laboratory per week.
Meets General Education Laboratory Science requirement. (Offered fall semester only.)

Prerequisites: 
MATH 102 Mathematics of Growth, MATH 108 Intuitive Calculus with Applications or MATH 111 Calculus I

Required Course Materials: 
College Physics Open Source Book  free online book (http://openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/collegephysics) and Laboratory Manual Physics 201 at the College's Textbook Express

Course Coordinator: 
Abaz Kryemadhi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics

Course Audience: 
Recommended for biology and health science majors.

Course Objectives: 
The objectives for General Education for this course are:
 To introduce students to the methods, principles, and basic
content of physics.
 To involve students in applying these methods and principles
in the laboratory.
By the completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the following Mathematical Sciences objectives for this course:
 substantive knowledge of the content and investigative methodologies of a scientific topic,
 an understanding of the scientific method and how the scientific community validates new
knowledge,
 the ability to conduct and analyze simple investigations in the natural sciences, and
 the ability to present scientific arguments orally and in writing using tables, graphs and charts.

Topics: 
 Units  unit conversion and consistency
 Classical Mechanics: vectors  relative velocity, motion with
constant acceleration, and four mighty motion formulas
 Newton's three laws of motion
 Circular motion and centripetal force
 Conservation of energy, work
 Conservation of momentum, collisions
 Conservation of angular momentum
 Harmonic motion and waves, sound
Laboratory Experiments:
 Measurements & Uncertainties
 Velocity and Acceleration
 Static Equilibrium: Force Table
 Verification of Dynamics
 Projectile Motion Experiment
 Uniform Circular Motion
 Ballistic Pendulum/Range Fall
 Static Equilibrium of Torques
 Bridge Project
 Rotational Dynamics
 Thin Lenses

