PHYS 1116

PHYS 1116

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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 and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4511PHYS 1116  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kim, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for 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.

  •  4515PHYS 1116  DIS 201

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kim, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4516PHYS 1116  DIS 202

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kim, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4517PHYS 1116  DIS 203

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kim, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6163PHYS 1116  DIS 204

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kim, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7274PHYS 1116  DIS 205

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kim, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person