PHYS-041 Principles of Physics
These two courses constitute a year-long comprehensive introduction to physics, particularly suited to the needs and interests of pre-medical students. Topics covered are Newton's laws, linear and planar motion, work, energy, momentum, gravitation, periodic motion and waves, fluid mechanics, sound, thermodynamics, electric fields, electric potential, dielectrics, magnetic fields, induction, DC circuits, electromagnetic waves and light, interference and diffraction of light, geometric optics, and atomic physics. Familiarity with elementary calculus is assumed. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours.
Credits: 4, 4
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Summer '09: Skelton, E (file download)
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