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Physics (PHYS)
120 Willamette, 541-346-4751
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  PHYS 251   Foundat Physics I >3 4.00 cr.
Newtonian mechanics; units and vectors; one-dimensional motion; Newton’s laws; work and energy; momentum and collisions. Sequence.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Aleman BE-mail Office:   178 Willamette Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-3321
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Coreq: MATH 251; Prereq MATH 112 or equivalent.
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes

Lecture

15022 22 120 0900-0950 mwf 100 WIL Aleman B !

Final Exam:

1015-1215 f 12/11 100 WIL
 
Associated Sections

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15023 8 24 0900-1020 t 112 WIL Goering A  

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15024 3 24 1030-1150 t 112 WIL Goering A  

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15025 1 24 1200-1320 t 112 WIL Moslehi S  

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15026 2 24 1330-1450 t 112 WIL Amezcua M  

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15027 8 24 1500-1620 t 112 WIL Schale P  
Academic Deadlines
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October 7:   Last day to change to or from audit
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November 15:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 15:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This is the first term of the first-year, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. This sequence is intended for all students seeking a major in the sciences or in engineering. The 251-3 sequence is distinct from the General Physics sequence (201,202,203) in that it uses calculus as a tool for analyzing natural phenomena (Math 251 or equivalent is a co-requisite or co-requisite). This sequence also goes into the topics in more depth than the General Physics sequence. The course emphasizes an understanding of key concepts of physics, reflecting the rational simplicity of the physical world and seeks to develop the student's ability to solve problems in which these concepts are applied to specific cases.
The main topic of Phys 251 is Newton's theory of motion and its applications. The first few weeks cover units and dimension, one and two-dimensional kinematics, derivatives, and vectors. The next few weeks introduce Newton's theory of motion and techniques for applying these concepts to predict the outcomes of simplified problems in mechanics, such as determining the motion of objects subject to constant forces. The next topic is Newton's theory of gravitation, including an introduction to planetary motion. This is followed by the formulation and application of the great conservation principles of classical physics: energy and momentum. Rotational dynamics, including torque and angular momentum is the next subject. The last topic of the term is the application of these principles to the special case of mechanical equilibrium, the stability conditions for structures, and the strength of materials.
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