Maricopa Community Colleges  PHY111   20076-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 11-28-2006

PHY111  2007 Fall – 2011 Summer II

LEC 4.0  Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

LAB 0.0  Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  2.4 Load

General Physics I

Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter.

Prerequisites: MAT182, or MAT 187, or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better, or permission of Department or Division.


Course Notes: PHY111 is recommended for preprofessional and suggested for certain other majors. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: PHY111 or PHY111AA.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



PHY111  2007 Fall – 2011 Summer II

General Physics I



Effectively communicate qualitative and quantitative information orally and in writing. (I, II, III, IV, V)


Explain the application of fundamental physical principles to various physical phenomena. (I, II, III, IV, V)


Apply appropriate problem-solving techniques to practical and meaningful problems using graphical, mathematical, and written modeling tools. (I, II, III, IV, V)


Work effectively in collaborative groups. (I, II, III, IV, V)



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MCCCD Official Course Outline:



PHY111  2007 Fall – 2011 Summer II

General Physics I


I. Linear Motion

II. Non-linear Motion

III. Forces and Momentum

IV. Work, Energy Storage and Transfer

V. Properties of Matter