Jan 19, 2021  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 110 - Mechanics and Relativity

Semester Offered: First Semester, First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4NS, QFR

A study of Newtonian mechanics and special relativity, focusing on conceptual understanding, problem solving and laboratory work. Topics include point-particle dynamics, conservation principles, oscillation, systems of particles, rotation; time dilation, length contraction, and the relativity of simultaneity. This is the first course in a three-semester calculus-based introductory sequence.

Enrollment Limit: 18
Instructor: J. Scudder, D. Stinebring

Prerequisites & Notes: MATH 133. Notes: Concurrent or prior enrollment in MATH 134 is highly recommended as it is a prerequisite for PHYS 111. Students must register for both the lecture and one workshop section.

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