PHYS 1112

PHYS 1112

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3733 PHYS 1112   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students whose schedule of required classes prevents them from enrolling in any open discussion section should join the waitlist at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist.

  •  3734 PHYS 1112   LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students whose schedule of required classes prevents them from enrolling in any open discussion section should join the waitlist at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist.

  •  3738 PHYS 1112   DIS 201

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    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Fulbright, R

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    • Fulbright, R

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    • WF Clark Hall 294E
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