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PHYS172D: Modern Mechanics (Distance Learning) (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Spring, Credits 4


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PHYS 172 D is a first semester calculus-based physics course that is taught in an online format at Purdue University. The course meets the same requirements as PHYS 172 and can be taken in place of the face-to-face PHYS 172 course. It will use the same text as the face-to-face version of PHYS 172, but various course materials, lectures, homework, labs, recitations, and exams will be different from the face-to-face course. All of the course materials will be distributed online through Blackboard Learn website for the course.


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Textbook(s) for Fall 2021

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code Chabay & Sherwood 978-1118914496 Wiley & Sons Required
IOLab 978-1319321185 Macmillan MPS Required PHYS 172 (ALL sections) iOLab Rent (4 months) Price : $54.99 ISBN:9781319321185 Available at : NOTE: Rentals are NOT available outside U.S. / Canada. You are not expected to purchase the iOLab if you are outside U.S./Canada. Your instructor will contact you with further information.

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