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PHYS172H — Fall 2013
Course Info

PHYS172H: Modern Mechanics - Honors (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Summer, Fall, Spring, Credits 4

Corequisite: MA 161.
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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.

Haugan, Mark


Textbook(s) for Fall 2013

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter & Interactions Vol 1 Chabay & Sherwood 3rd 9780470503454 Wiley & Sons Optional
Matter & Interaction V1 Webassign 1s Set Chabay & Sherwood 3rd 9780470597798 Wiley & Sons Optional
Matter & Interactions 3e CourseSmart (Vol. 1 & 2) excluding WebAssign Chabay & Sherwood 3rd 9780470565889 Wiley & Sons Optional
Physics 172H Lab will be on-line Fall 2013 Optional
i>Clicker Bedford/Freeman/Worth Optional
WebAssign Optional

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