Physics and Astronomy - Course Details
PHYS172: Modern Mechanics (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)
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.
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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.
AUSTIN, ROBERT | LIANG, QI-YU (GRACE)
Textbook(s) for Fall 2022
|Matter & Interaction Wiley/PLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf||Chabay & Sherwood||978-1119679677||Wiley & Sons||Required||Choose 1 of 3 options.|
|Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Book (Entire Book)||Chabay & Sherwood||978-1119552819||Wiley & Sons||Required||If planning to take 2 semesters. Entire book. "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook".|
|i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore)||Bedford/Freeman/Worth||Required||May purchase at Follett's or University Bookstores.|