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PHYS172H — Fall 2021

PHYS172H: Modern Mechanics - Honors

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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):

REBELLO, CARINA

Email:

rebelloc@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2021

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Book (Entire Book) Chabay & Sherwood 4th 978-1119552796 Wiley & Sons Required This is an E-book version of the FULL (Vol 1 + 2) Chabay text with a 2 semester homework access code. "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook".
Matter and Interactions WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) Chabay & Sherwood 978-1119679653 Wiley & Sons Required Choose 1 of 3 options.
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Vol. 1 Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol. 1 978-1119679677 Wiley & Sons Required Choose 1 of 3 textbook options.
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required

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