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Fall 2017
Oct 23, 2017
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PHYS 101 - Principles of Physics I
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.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/STIA Math/Science

May not be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical

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