• Program: Physics
  • Course: Introductory Physics
  • Course #: PHYS2001
  • Credits: 3

Course Description

Physics is the study of matter, energy, force and motion and the interrelationships among them. Fundamental principles of physics provide the basis upon which much of modern technology operates. This is a one semester course that covers the basic principles of physics with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and application. Students will gain an understanding of natural processes and their applications. Topics include the structure of matter, mechanics, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, and sound.

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 physics principles
Analyze the results of experiments
Solve motion problems in physics in two dimensions
Apply Newton's Laws of Motion with applications to gravity and friction
Apply the concept of the conservation of energy
Apply the concept of the conservation of momentum
Solve problems in physics concerning the forces acting on solids and liquids
Use the concepts of heat, temperature, and the kinetic theory of matter for technology applications
Apply the concept of waves to sound and light
Solve problems in electricity and magnetism

Credit Details
  • Credits: 3
  • Credit Type: lecture
  • Lab Credits:  1
  • MnTC: 3
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie