Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS172 — Fall 2017

PHYS172: Modern Mechanics

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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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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.


Pushkar, Yulia – Zhou, Qi


Pushkar, Yulia | Zhou, Qi

Textbook(s) for Fall 2017
Textbook(s) for Fall 2017
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter and Interactions Binder Ready Version WAPP=WebAssign Plus Physics 1 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 978-1-119-09172-1 Wiley & Sons Required This is a binder ready version of Vol 1 with a 1 semester homework access code. "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook".
Matter and Interactions Bound Package with Access Chabay & Sherwood 978-1-11909169-1 Wiley & Sons Required This is a bound version of Vol 1 with a 1 semester homework access code. "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook".
Matter & Interaction E-book with access Chabay & Sherwood 978-1-119-16437-1 Wiley & Sons Required This is an eBook version of the FULL (Vol 1+2) Chabay text with a 2 semester homework access code.
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required

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