Course #PH1121

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course covers the fundamentals of calculus-based mechanics: Kinematics and dynamics of particles, statics of rigid bodies, work, energy, systems of particles, collisions, rotations of rigid bodies, angular momentum and torque, mechanical properties of solids, elasticity, harmonic motion, fluids.


  • A course in calculus
  • concurrent registration in a calculus course
  • approval of the instructor

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

·       Understand measurement principles and uncertainty.

·       Master vector mathematical operations.

·       Analyze kinematic motion in 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensions.

·       Apply Newton's laws to physical scenarios.

·       Apply the work-energy theorem effectively.

·       Grasp kinetic energy, potential energy, heat, and energy conservation.

·       Comprehend center of mass and momentum conservation.

·       Analyze elastic and inelastic collisions.

·       Calculate torque and angular momentum for rotational motion analysis.

·       Understand fundamentals of orbital motion.

·       Predict behavior of objects in simple harmonic motion.


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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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