Physics

Course details for Summer 2017 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2016 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Arts & Sciences

Elementary Physics 1

CAS PY 105

CAS PY 105/106 sequence satisfies premedical requirements; presupposes knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Principles of classical and modern physics. Mechanics, conservation laws, and heat. Students must register for two sections: a lecture section and a laboratory section. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.


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Elementary Physics 2

CAS PY 106

Prereq: (CAS PY 105) or equivalent. CAS PY 105/106 sequence satisfies premedical requirements; presupposes knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Principles of classical and modern physics. Electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, light, atomic and nuclear physics. Students must register for two sections: a lecture section and a laboratory section. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.


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General Physics

CAS PY 211

Prereq: (CAS MA 123) or consent of instructor for students concurrently taking MA 123. Coreq: (CAS MA 124 or CAS MA 127). For premedical students who seek a more analytical course than CAS PY 105/106, and for science majors and engineers. Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics, conservation laws and thermal physics. Students must register for two sections: a lecture section and a laboratory section. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.


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General Physics

CAS PY 212

Prereq: (CAS PY 211) or consent of instructor for students concurrently taking MA 123. For science majors, engineers, and premedical students who wish a more analytical course than CAS PY 105/106. Basic principles of physics emphasizing electricity, magnetism, and geometrical optics. Students must register for two sections: a lecture section and a laboratory section. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.


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