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IAI Physical Sciences PHYS 171: Mechanics

-Completion of MATH 161
-Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 162
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
-Placement at college level reading

First course in a calculus-based physics sequence for students in engineering, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Topics include Newton’s Laws, work and energy, oscillations, transverse waves, systems of particles, and rotations. Laboratory activities stress development of measurement, observational, and analytical skills, and are based on lecture topics. Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 171 and PHYS 161. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - P2 900L

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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