Tompkins Cortland Community College

PHSC211 - Physics I (Mechanics and Heat)

This is the first semester of an integrated three-semester sequence. Topics include motion, static and dynamic systems, conservation of energy and momentum, rotation, elasticity, harmonic motion, fluid mechanics, heat, heat transfer, and thermodynamics. The laboratory will emphasize techniques of error analysis and graphical analysis. PHSC 211 fulfills the SUNY General Education Natural Sciences requirement. PHSC 104 or NYS Regents Physics strongly recommended. A scientific calculator is required. Prerequisites: MATH 201; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100. 4 Cr. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.). Spring semester.