PHYS 253 - Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics

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Physical laws governing motion, force, energy, rotation, and vibration using calculus. Primarily for majors in the physical and mathematical sciences and engineering. One three-hour laboratory a week.

 

This course consists of seven units. Each unit has lectures and demonstrations, an experimental lab and/or a problem-solving lab, a problem set, and a quiz covering the material in that unit. At the end of the course there is a final exam covering all the units.

The seven units are:

  1. Measurement and Motion
  2. Vectors and 2-Dimentional Motion
  3. Force and the Laws of Motion
  4. Circular Motion and Materials
  5. Conservation of Energy
  6. Conservation of Momentum
  7. Conservation of Angular Momentum

 

Last updated August 25, 2013