PHYS 1116

PHYS 1116

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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)

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  7686PHYS 1116  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    Visit www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist if you are unable to enroll in an open section.

  •  7687PHYS 1116  DIS 201

    • MWClark Hall 294D
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • McAllister, L

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  8548PHYS 1116  DIS 202

    • TRClark Hall 294G
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • McAllister, L

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  7688PHYS 1116  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person

  •  8549PHYS 1116  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person