Students are instructed in the elementary principles and calculus-based mathematical descriptions of matter and energy, including mechanics (linear and rotational motion, force, work and energy, harmonic motion), fluids, wave motion and thermal physics. A 3-hour lab period supplements a 4-hour weekly lecture.
MATH 1190 or TECH 2290 or MATH ACT 28 or MATH SAT 630 or Compass 89 may be substituted for MATH 1185.
PHYS 1105/1106 substitutes for PHYS 1101/1102 in all programs. PHYS 1105/1106 is calculus based and is a more appropriate level of study than PHYS 1101/1102 for science majors and some technology majors.