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PHYS172H — Spring 2017

PHYS172H: Modern Mechanics - Honors (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:

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.

Instructor(s):

Saxena, Virendra (COORD)

Email:

saxena@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Spring 2017

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