Physics

Course details for summer 2015 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in summer 2014 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 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 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. For science majors, engineers, and premedical students who wish a more analytical course than CAS PY 105, 106. Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics, conservation laws and thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, 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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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 Newtonian mechanics, conservation laws, thermal physics, electricity and 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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