PHYS 1112

PHYS 1112

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

First course in a three-semester introductory physics sequence. This course is taught in a largely "flipped', highly interactive manner, with reading preparation required for class. Covers the mechanics of particles with focus on kinematics, dynamics, conservation laws, central force fields, periodic motion. Mechanics of many-particle systems: center of mass, rotational mechanics of a rigid body, rotational equilibrium, and fluid mechanics. Temperature, heat, the laws of thermodynamics. At the level of University Physics, Vol. 1, by Young and Freedman.

When Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Permission Note Primarily for: students in Engineering, Physics or related subjects.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 1910 or MATH 1120. Recommended corequisite: MATH 1920 in order to continue with PHYS 2213 the following semester. Corequisite: PHYS 1110 must be taken to remain enrolled in PHYS 1112. MATH 1910 may be allowed by instructor in exceptional cases, but continuation in PHYS 2213 will then have to be deferred until MATH 1920 is completed.
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.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS)

Comments Students interested in majoring in Engineering Physics or Physics, and who have a strong physics and mathematics background are encouraged to consider PHYS 1116. Students in the Life Sciences (but not Engineering or Physics) should consider PHYS 1101 or PHYS 2207 and check with your program for further guidance.  

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4489PHYS 1112  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Required co-enrollment in PHYS 1110. The waitlist for this class can be found at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics. Engineering students should refer to pre-enrollment directions at https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/students/undergraduate-students/advising/course-enrollment.

  •  4490PHYS 1112  LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Required co-enrollment in PHYS 1110. The waitlist for this class can be found at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics. Engineering students should refer to pre-enrollment directions at https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/students/undergraduate-students/advising/course-enrollment.

  •  4501PHYS 1112  DIS 201

    • TRClark Hall 294H
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4502PHYS 1112  DIS 202

    • TRClark Hall 294E
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4503PHYS 1112  DIS 203

    • TRClark Hall 294H
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4504PHYS 1112  DIS 204

    • TRClark Hall 294F
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4505PHYS 1112  DIS 205

    • TRClark Hall 294E
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4506PHYS 1112  DIS 206

    • WFClark Hall 294H
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4507PHYS 1112  DIS 207

    • WFClark Hall 294F
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4508PHYS 1112  DIS 208

    • WFClark Hall 294E
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4509PHYS 1112  DIS 209

    • TRClark Hall 294H
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4510PHYS 1112  DIS 210

    • TRClark Hall 294E
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6047PHYS 1112  DIS 211

    • TRClark Hall 294H
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6167PHYS 1112  DIS 212

    • TRClark Hall 294E
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6168PHYS 1112  DIS 213

    • WFClark Hall 294F
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6804PHYS 1112  DIS 214

    • WFClark Hall 294H
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Krasicky, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person