PHYSICS 7C Classical Physics (2016-2017)

PHYSICS 7C Classical Physics

(Required for AE, BME, BMEP, CE, CSE, ChE, CpE, EE, EnE, GE, ME and MSE.)
Catalog Data:

PHYSICS 7C Classical Physics (Credit Units: 4) Topics include force; energy; momentum; rotation and gravity. Corequisite: PHYSICS 7LC and MATH 2B. Prerequisite: MATH 2A and PHYSICS 2 or MATH 2D and CHEM 1C or CHEM H2C or CHEM M3C or passing score on the UCI Physics Placement Exam. PHYSICS 2 with a grade of C or better. . Physics majors have first consideration for enrollment. PHYSICS 7C may not be taken for credit after PHYSICS 7A or PHYSICS 7B. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0321788603.

Recommended Textbook:
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic


Lecture Topics:
  • Intro & Units/Vectors & 1D Motion
  • 1D Kinematics & 2,3D Kinematics
  • Newton Laws of Motion
  • Applying the Laws
  • Work and Kinetic Energy
  • Potential and Conservation of Energy
  • Impulse and Momentum
  • Rotational Kinematics
  • Rotational Dynamics & Equilibrium/Elasticity
  • Equilibrium/Elasticity & Gravitation
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes to Mathematics and Basic Science Courses.

Design Content Description
Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Quiz & Participation: 10%
  • Discussion Quiz: 10%
  • Homework: 15%
  • Midterms: 40%
  • Final: 20%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
November 26, 2012
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr