PHYS 1116

PHYS 1116

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS)

Comments More mathematically and conceptually sophisticated than PHYS 1112; intended for students who are comfortable with a deeper, somewhat more abstract approach; intended mainly but not exclusively for prospective majors in physics, astronomy, or applied and engineering physics. Transfers between PHYS 1116 and PHYS 1112 (in either direction) must occur during the first two weeks of instruction.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4572PHYS 1116  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Contact physicsenrollment@cornell.edu for additional assistance.

  •  4576PHYS 1116  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  4577PHYS 1116  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  4578PHYS 1116  DIS 203

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6225PHYS 1116  DIS 204

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7371PHYS 1116  DIS 205

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4573PHYS 1116  LAB 401

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4574PHYS 1116  LAB 402

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4575PHYS 1116  LAB 403

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6226PHYS 1116  LAB 404

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7372PHYS 1116  LAB 405

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 21916PHYS 1116  LAB 406

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 21917PHYS 1116  LAB 407

  • Instruction Mode: Online