2014-2015

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Physics

PHYS 221 (NW; QA) Introductory Physics I (1)

An introduction to classical mechanics and thermodynamics. In this course students study the concepts and techniques required to measure, describe and predict the motion of particles and extended objects. Topics include kinematics of linear motion, forces and Newton's laws, gravitation, momentum, work, energy, rotational motion, angular momentum, torque, oscillations, temperature, heat, and thermal energy. A laboratory (PHYS 221Y) is associated with this course.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Understanding the Natural World; Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning
  • Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 151 and 152 (or concurrent enrollment)
  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Altman, Bigelow, Kleinert, Watkins

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