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.
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.
Niffenegger, Kelsie (coord) – Clevenger, Tony – Heim, Jordan
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|PHYS172||Matter & Interactions Vol 1||Chabay & Sherwood||3rd||9780470503454||Wiley & Sons|
|PHYS172||Physics 172 Labs availale on the Phys 172 website||Summer 2013|
|PHYS172||i>Clicker||Previous versions are acceptable||0-7167-7939-0 (www.iclicker.com)||Macmillan MPS|