Tompkins Cortland Community College

PHSC104 - General Physics I

This is the first half of a two-course sequence. Topics include motion, statics, dynamics, conservation of energy and momentum, rotation, waves, thermodynamics, fluids, vibrations, and sound. In the laboratory sessions, error analysis and graphical analysis are emphasized. The course is intended for those with an interest in physics and without a background in calculus. A scientific calculator is required. PHSC 104 fulfills the SUNY General Education Natural Sciences requirement. Prerequisites: MATH 120 or MATH 122, or 3 years of high school Regents Mathematics; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 4 Cr. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.