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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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PHYS 101 - General Physics I

Prerequisite, MATH 110  or MATH 115 . Corequisite, PHYS 101L  or previous credit for PHYS 101L . Students learn how to apply the core principles of calculus-based physics to everyday situations, including connections to chemistry, computation, and engineering. Students develop broadly applicable critical thinking, approximation, and problem-solving skills. Topics include symmetry, particles and fields, measurement error, reference frames, kinematics, conservation (of energy, momentum, angular momentum), interactions, transfer (as power, force, torque), and small oscillations. Letter grade with Pass/No Pass option. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits