First semester college physics for Life Science majors and
others. A lecture and laboratory study of mechanics, heat
Objectives/SLOs for PHYS 120. Students will be able to...
A. Identify the forces acting on an object.
B. Draw free-body diagrams.
C. Apply Newton�s laws to solve problems involving static equilibrium
and accelerated motion in one and two dimensions.
D. Apply the appropriate skill sets to problems involving conservation
of energy and/or momentum, fluid flow, and rotational motion.
E. Apply the appropriate skills sets to problems involving simple
harmonic motion and oscillations and waves in elastic media including
sound waves in air.
F. Apply the appropriate skills sets to problems involving thermal