Official course description: Physics is the study of the natural laws that govern matter and energy. Almost every degree program in the “STEM” disciplines (science, technology, engineering, math) requires 8-12 units of physics. Physics 50 is a major-support course for most degree programs in the College of Engineering and the College of Science. This course is a calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics, which is the branch of physics that covers the motion of objects (kinematics and dynamics), gravity, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion and harmonic (wave) motion. The pre-requisite is a C- or better in Math 30 or 30P (Calculus 1). Also, students should be eligible for ENGL 1A. In addition to the lecture, there is a laboratory associated with this course. The lab meets for three hours each week.