Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS172H — Fall 2016

PHYS172H: Modern Mechanics - Honors (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Summer, Fall, Spring, Credits 4


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

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Advanced treatment of introductory calculus-based physics 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.


Rebello, Carina


Textbook(s) for Fall 2016
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter and Interaction Binder ready Version full text WAPP for 2 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 4th 9781119091677 Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for texbook"
Matter & Interaction Binder Version WAPP 1 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 4th: 978-1119091721 Wiley & Sons Required Choose one of 3 textbook options
Matter and Interactions Wiley E-Text registration card WAPP 2 sem Set (Permanet download) Chabay & Sherwood 4th 978-1119164371 Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for texbook"
WebAssign Access REQUIRED (Purchase separately at the bookstore, if not included with textbook) Required
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required

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