Course Detail

Units:

4.0
Course Components:

Discussion

Lecture

Enrollment Information

Enrollment Requirement:

Prerequisites: 'C-' or better in (PHYS 1500 AND (MATH 1060 OR MATH 1080 OR AP Calc AB score of 3+)) OR (MATH 1210 OR MATH 1215 OR MATH 1250 OR MATH 1310 OR MATH 1311 OR AP Calc BC score of 3+ OR AP Calc AB score of 4+).

Requirement Designation:

Physical/Life Science Exploration

Description

A calculus based physics course designed to give science and engineering students a thorough understanding of mechanics. Topics include work and energy, vectors, kinematics, forces, Newton's three laws of motion, momentum, circular motion and rotations, angular momentum, Newtonian gravity. All topics are covered in one, two, and three spatial dimensions. Applications include mechanical oscillations, and wave motion. Three lectures and two recitations weekly. Those wishing to take this course as a lecture-laboratory course should register concurrently for PHYS 2215.