PS 31: Elementary Physics I, Lecture

Course Number and Title: PS 31 (Elementary Physics I, Lecture)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: MA 21


Course Description:
This course is the first of the three calculus-based introductory Physics courses taken by students majoring in science. It presents a study of the fundamental concepts of mechanics and thermodynamics. Topics include vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work-energy theorem, impulse-momentum theorem, temperature, and the laws of thermodynamics.

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