Semester Hours:4Fall, Spring
First semester of calculus-based general physics, intended for physical science and STEM majors. Topics covered include the fundamental laws and principles of motion, energy, momentum, fluids, heat and thermodynamics. Students should take the laboratory component PHYS 011B concurrently, unless credit has already been received for the equivalent. Note that all students must pass this course and MATH 071 with a grade of C- or better to advance to PHYS 012A.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Pre- or corequisites: MATH 071 with a grade of C- or better. Students with AP Physics Exam transfer credits should seek advice from the Department of Physics and Astronomy before registering. PHYS 011A applies toward the natural science (NS) distribution requirement only upon successful completion of the corresponding laboratory course 011B. This course may be taken for full credit by students who already have credit for PHYS 001A; see the Department of Physics and Astronomy for advisement.