Physics 130: General Physics I (Fall 2017)

Course Description

Physics 130: General Physics I is an algebra-based introductory course in physics. Topics covered include kinematics, forces, energy, momentum, rotational motion, oscillations, waves, fluids, and thermodynamics. In less technical language, we will cover the mathematical description of motion (kinematics), how forces give rise to changes in motion (dynamics), and a number of applications. A laboratory portion of this course provides hands-on exploration of the physical laws and concepts discussed in class.

This course is part of a two-semester sequence designed for students pursuing programs in biological and health sciences, as well as programs outside the sciences. Consult the WCU Undergraduate Catalog to determine which introductory sequence is appropriate for your program.

A syllabus and schedule will be posted closer to the start of the semester.

Note: Consult the course D2L site for the most up-to-date materials.