• Program: Physics
  • Course: College Physics I
  • Course #: PHYS2005
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

College Physics I is the first semester course in which the applications, problems, and experiments are selected to illustrate fundamental principles of physics, and demonstrate the relevance of physics to other areas of interest, such as the health science, and engineering technology professions. This first semester of the two-semester sequence is organized around the fundamental principles of forces and interactions, conservation of momentum and conservation of energy. Topics covered include force and motion with applications of Newton's Laws of Motion, gravitational force, angular momentum, torque and equilibrium, work, energy, static and dynamic fluids, and thermal physics. To facilitate learning how to solve problems, cooperative learning methods will be used in this section.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Apply the fundamental laws and concepts of classical physics
Use the terminology of physics correctly
Execute physics lab experiments
Write physics laboratory reports
Apply physics principles to engineering disciplines
Use scientific notation
Use vector principles to solve problems
Solve motion problems based on the kinematic equations
Apply Newton's Second Law
Solve physics problems in friction
Apply the principles of projectiles motion
Solve problems using Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation
Solve static equilibrium problems
Solve problems by employing employing the laws of momentum
Solve problems involving work done by forces
Apply the principles of fluids to technology
Solve problems in thermodynamics

Credit Details
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Credit Type: Lecture
  • Lab Credits:  1
  • MnTC Goal: 3
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1500 with a grade of C or better
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie