Fall 2022

Introductory Physics I: Mechanics

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as PHYS-116

Formerly listed as: PHYS-16

Faculty

Jagu Jagannathan (Section 01)
Jarrett A. Moyer (Section 01)

Description

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 hour of discussion and  three-hour laboratory per week.

Requisite: MATH 111. Fall and Spring semester 2022-2023: Professor Jagannathan and Dr. Moyer:  Department.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to students who are considering a major in Physics. After that, priority will be given by seniority.

Keywords

Lab Science Course, Quantitative Reasoning

Offerings

2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022, Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022