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CRC19: Courses

PHYS 411 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: MATH 400 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC (PHYS 350, 360, 370, 380, 411, 421, 431 combined: maximum transfer credit of one series*; deduct credit for duplication of topics)

CID: C-ID PHYS 205; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S

The course examines the fundamentals of mechanics: vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, momentum, conservation principles, oscillations, fluids, and gravitation. This course is recommended for students studying the Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Information Science, as well as some students studying Architecture or Mathematics.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEVELOP AND ARTICULATE A NEWTONIAN WORLDVIEW AND APPROPRIATELY APPLY NEWTON’S LAWS OF MOTION TO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS. (SLO 1, PSLO 2)