PH 201 General Physics

The first of a three-term sequence of introductory college physics for students who are planning to transfer credit to a four-year college or university, or for anyone desiring an understanding of physics principles. Topics covered include: mechanics, force and motion in one- and two-dimensions, circular motion, gravitation, energy, linear and angular momentum, and simple harmonic motion. This is a laboratory class.




Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 112 with grade of C or better.


Offered Fall Winter only


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AS Physical Science, AGS Math/Science, AAOT Science/Math Lab Course,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe and explain physical objects in motion. Design and conduct experiments to determine critical motion parameters (velocity, acceleration). Solve motion problems using algebra and graphical methods. Solve physics problems involving forces and energy. Select between force and conservation concepts (energy or impulse) to solve Newtonian mechanics problems.