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2022-2023 Catalog [Archived] 
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PHYS 1A - Mechanics of Solids

4 units
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: One year of high school Physics or PHYS 2A  and MATH 190  with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This is the first course in a four-semester calculus-based physics sequence designed for students with majors in engineering and the physical sciences. The course focuses on the mechanics of solids, with topics including statics, kinematics, Newton’s Laws, energy, power, linear and angular momentum, rotational dynamics, elasticity, simple harmonic motion, and gravitation.

Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Physics 1A, PHYS 1B , PHYS 1C , PHYS 1D  and PHYS 2A , PHYS 2B  and/or PHYS 3A , PHYS 3B  is one series.

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