PHYS-101 Principles of Physics I
Fall for 2017-2018
PHYS-101 and 102 constitute a year-long comprehensive calculus-based introduction to physics, particularly suited to the needs and interests of pre-medical students. Topics covered are Newton's laws, linear, planar, and rotational motions, work, energy, momentum, gravitation, periodic motion and waves, fluid mechanics, acoustics, thermodynamics, electric fields, electric potential, dielectrics, magnetic fields, induction, DC circuits, electromagnetic waves and light, interference and diffraction of light, geometric optics, atomic, quantum, nuclear, and condensed matter physics, and cosmology. Important note: Familiarity with calculus is assumed. Three lecture hours, one recitation hour, and two laboratory hours.
Prerequisites: MATH-035 (co-requisite)
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