Course Description


Designed for engineering and physical sciences students. Covers topics in classical mechanics including Newton's laws of motion; friction; circular motion; work, energy, and conservation of energy; dynamics of particle systems; collisions; rigid-body motion; torque; and angular momentum. Laboratories provide exercises illustrating experimental foundations of physical principles and selected applications. Credit is not awarded for PHYS 040A if it has already been awarded for PHYS 002A, PHYS 02HA, PHYS 040HA, or PHYS 041A.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Riverside, Physics and Astronomy

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:

UC Davis:

UC Irvine:

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: GE-Physical Science non-lab.

UC Merced:

UC Riverside:

UC San Diego:
Course Equivalence: UCSD PHYS 2A and 2BL
General Education: Revelle - Physics or one course towards Natural Science;Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC; ERC 1 course for natural science; Sixth -1 course towards Analytic Methodologies; ERC 1 course for natuaral science; TMC Physics Natural Science GE or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Natural Sciences and Engineering

UC San Francisco:

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area C after petition

UC Santa Cruz:


MATH 007A or MATH 009A or MATH 09HA with a grade of 'C-' or better; MATH 007B or MATH 009B or MATH 09HB with a grade of 'C-' or better (MATH 009B or MATH 09HB may be taken concurrently).

Course Creators

Boerge Hemmerling
Brian Siana
Laura Sales
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