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):

Rebello, Carina | Hung, Chen-Lung | Andrew Hirsch

Email:

Rebello, Carina | Hung, Chen-Lung | Hirsch, Andrew

Textbook(s) for Spring 2018
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter and Interactions Binder ReadyVersion WAPP=WebAssign Plus Physics 1 Sem Set Chabay and Sherwood 4th: Vol 1 978-1-119091721 Wiley and 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 & Interaction E-book with access Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol 1 978-1-119-16437-1 Wiley & Sons Required This is an eBook version of the FULL (Vol 1 + 2) Chabay text with a 2 semester homework access code.
Matter & Interaction Bound Package with Access Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol 1 978-1-11909169-1 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".
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Required

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