Course Synopses


  • Course Description:
    Two 80-min. lecs., one 80-min. workshop, lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 01:640:112 or 115 (first term); Corequisite: 01:640:CALC1 (second term); or permission of instructor. Sequence 01:750:201-202 is an integrated program equivalent to 01:750:203-204 and 205-206. Intended for science, science teaching, and pre-health profession majors with a nontraditional background or who would benefit from additional support.

    Elementary but detailed analysis of fundamental topics. First term: review of mathematical skills useful for physics, vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws including gravitation, conservation laws, fluids, thermal physics. Second term: electricity and magnetism, geometrical and wave optics, relativity and modern physics.

    The course 201-202 is equivalent to both Physics 203-204 and 205-206 (laboratory). It fulfills all the physics requirements for science majors, as well as admission to health profession schools and graduate schools.

    Students admitted to Physics 201-202 have an opportunity to learn physics with additional class time, smaller sections, and an innovative and integrated learning environment. We expect all students to do well in this course. You will need to spend at least as much time out of class as in class on the material described in the syllabus. We also recommend that you form study groups. Often it helps to work with other people. Bouncing ideas and questions off each other may clear things up - and there's often someone experienced around to ask if you really get stuck.

    This course requires us to have a good understanding to some simple math such as vectors, simple derivatives, trigonometry etc.... 

    All this means: If you aren't fairly firm in math (algebra and trigonometry), this may look hard at times. You will need to invest a lot of time doing problems, studying and getting help particularly if you haven't had any Physics in high school or college before.

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