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):

FISCHBACH, EPHRAIM / MUETERTHIES, MICHAEL

Email:

ephraim@purdue.edu / mmuetert@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Summer 2018
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter & Interaction with Wiley/PLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Vol 1. Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol 1 978-1119462415 Wiley & Sons Required Textbook including WileyPLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book)+ Loose-leaf Vol 1.
Chabay 4th edition Wiley/PLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book) Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol 1 978-1119352433 Wiley & Sons Required Wiley/PLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book)
Matter & Interaction Textbook including WileyPLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf (Entire Book) Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol 1 & 2 978-1119462316 Wiley & Sons Required Textbook including WileyPLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book)+ Loose-leaf Vol 1 & 2.
i>Clicker Previous versions are acceptable Required
Physics 172 Labs available on the Phys 172 website Required

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