PHYS 1116

PHYS 1116

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First in a three-semester introductory physics sequence. Explores quantitative modeling of the physical world through a study of mechanics. More mathematical and abstract than a typical mechanics course - for example, considers how choice of coordinate system (Cartesian, cylindrical, etc.) influences the nature of kinematical equations. Fast paced. Includes kinematics, dynamics, conservation laws, central force fields, periodic motion, and special relativity. At the level of An Introduction to Mechanics by Kleppner and Kolenkow.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: students must have Calculus II credit (AP Calculus BC, MATH 1910, MATH 1120, or equivalent). A strong high school physics course and enjoyment of puzzle-solving are expected.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: EAS 1600, PHYS 1101, PHYS 1112, PHYS 1116, PHYS 2207. In addition, students may not receive credit for both PHYS 1116 and PHYS 2216.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5964PHYS 1116  LEC 001

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  •  5968PHYS 1116  DIS 201

  •  5969PHYS 1116  DIS 202

  •  5970PHYS 1116  DIS 203

  •  7733PHYS 1116  DIS 204

  •  9899PHYS 1116  DIS 205

  •  5965PHYS 1116  LAB 401

  •  5966PHYS 1116  LAB 402

  •  5967PHYS 1116  LAB 403

  •  7734PHYS 1116  LAB 404

  •  9900PHYS 1116  LAB 405