Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as PHYS-116
Formerly listed as: PHYS-16
This course will begin with a description of the motion of particles and introduce Newton’s dynamical laws and a number of important force laws. We will apply these laws to a wide range of problems to gain a better understanding of the laws and to demonstrate the generality of the framework. The important concepts of work, mechanical energy, and linear and angular momentum will be introduced and the unifying idea of conservation laws will be discussed. Additional topics may include, the study of mechanical waves, fluid mechanics and rotational dynamics. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.
To provide course interaction we will do required synchronous small group meetings, required synchronous individual meetings with the instructors, and some optional synchronous meetings. However, the main class lectures and laboratory exercises will be done remotely.
Requisite: MATH 111. Limited to 48 students. Fall semester: The Department. Spring semester: Professor Carter and Dr. Moyer.
If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to students who are considering a major in Physics. After that, priority will be given by seniority.