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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

PH1113 - General Physics I

CATALOG DATA:
Two hours lecture, one hour drill, two hours laboratory. Noncalculus-based study of the fundamental laws of mechanics, fluids, and relativity.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
MA 1313 and MA 1323 or registration In MA 1713. Thorough knowledge of algebra and trigonometry.
OBJECTIVES:
To develop the student's conceptual understanding of kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and rotational dynamics. To develop the student's problem solving skills in those areas.
TOPICS COVERED:
  1. Measurement and Units
  2. One-Dimensional Kinematics
  3. Vectors
  4. Two-Dimensional Kinematics
  5. Newton's Laws and Applications
  6. Work and Energy
  7. Conservation of Energy
  8. Collisions and Momentum
  9. Rotational Dynamics
  10. Statics and Elasticity
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