Physics and Astronomy - Course Details


PHYS172: Modern Mechanics (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Offering:

Summer, Fall, Spring, Credits 4

Prerequisites:

Corequisite: MA 161. Authorized equivalent courses or consent of instructor may be used in satisfying course pre- and co-requisites.

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Description:

Introductory calculus-based physics course using fundamental interactions between atoms to describe Newtonian mechanics, conservation laws, energy quantization, entropy, the kinetic theory of gases, and related topics in mechanics and thermodynamics. Emphasis is on using only a few fundamental principles to describe physical phenomena extending from nuclei to galaxies. 3-D graphical simulations and numerical problem solving by computer are employed by the student from the very beginning.

Instructor(s):

Hirsch, Andrew (coord) – Pushkar, Yulia – Lee, Kyoung-Soo

Email:

hirsch@purdue.edu | ypushkar@purdue.edu | soolee@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2016
Textbook(s) for Fall 2016
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter and Interactions Binder Ready Version WAPP=WebAssign Plus Physics 1 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 4th 978-1119091721 Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook".
Matter and Interactions Binder ready Version full text WAPP=WebAssign Plus Physics for 2 sem set Chabay and Sherwood 4th 9781119091677 Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook". Students planning to take Phys 272 may considering purchasing this text.
Matter and Interactions Wiley E-Text registration card WAPP=WebAssign Plus Physics 2 sem Set (Permanent download) Chabay & Sherwood 4th 9781119164371 Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook". Students planning to take Phys 272 may considering purchasing this text.
WAPP=WebAssign Plus Physics Required May purchase separately, if not included in textbook
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required

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