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(Lab required) It's rocket science! Mechanics is the science of describing (Kinematics) and explaining (Dynamics) motion. The basic concepts of calculus together with laws of conservation of momentum and energy are used to develop the tools required to describe, analyze and predict the outcomes of linear and rotational motion in simple mechanical systems. A brief introduction to the Einstein theory of special relativity provides a taste of modern approaches to this subject. This course develops a strong scientific foundation for students considering a program of study in engineering or the physical sciences. May not be held with PHYS 1020, PHYS 1021, PHYS 1051, the former PHYS 1410, or the former PHYS 1420. Prerequisite: one of Physics 40S (60% or better), PHYS 0900 (P) or PSKL 0100 (P) offered by Extended Education, or equivalent. Pre- or corequisite: one of MATH 1230, MATH 1500, MATH 1501, MATH 1510, MATH 1520, the former MATH 1530, or MATH 1690. |