San Diego Mesa College
Physics 125 General Physics
9:30 am-12:30 pm
12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Other times by appointment.
T and Th. 8:45am-10:50am
T or Th:
Physics, Vol.1, Cutnell and Johnson, 7
Student Solution Manual (Optional);
Student Study Guide (Optional)
: Fundamental descriptions of motion and its cause, the physical and
thermal properties of matter, and the transfer of energy by waves. This course is for students in
those liberal arts and pre-professional courses not requiring physics with calculus.
:MATH 116 or MATH 104 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.
: Introduces students to fundamental physics concepts and principles and
develops their problem solving skills.
Kinematics in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws of motion, work and
energy, impulse and momentum, circular motion, gravitational force, rotation of rigid bodies,
torque, simple harmonic motion, fluid pressure, Archimedes principle, calorimetry, heat transfer
mechanisms, ideal gas, kinetic theory, thermodynamics, wave motions, sound waves,
Students are to sign in for each period. It is the student’s responsibility to drop
classes in which he/she is no longer attending
It is the instructor’s discretion to withdraw a
student after the add/drop deadline
(September 8) due to excessive absences.