PHY 101 : Technical Physics I

This is a non-calculus-based introduction to the principles of physics and their applications. Topics include vectors, Newton's law of motion, work, energy and machines. Emphasis is placed on understanding through problem solving. This course is not transferable to most four-year engineering degrees. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Fall, Summer



  1. Apply knowledge of forces, energy, and momentum to solve numerical problems.
  2. Utilize mathematical tools such as dimensional analysis and vectors.
  3. Model real world situations using physics tools and concepts.
  4. Analyze laboratory data, including sources of error.
  5. Recognize the power and proper usage of scientific thinking and methods.