Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS172H — Fall 2017

PHYS172H: Modern Mechanics - Honors (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Summer, Fall, Spring, Credits 4


Corequisite: MA 161. Authorized equivalent courses or consent of instructor may be used in satisfying course pre- and co-requisites.

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Advanced treatment of introductory calculus-based physics using fundamental interactions between atoms to describe Newtonian mechanics, conservation laws, energy quantization, entropy, the kinetic theory of gases, and related topics in mechanics and thermodynamics. Emphasis is on using only a few fundamental principles to describe physical phenomena extending from nuclei to galaxies. 3-D graphical simulations and numerical problem solving by computer are employed by the student from the very beginning.


Rebello, Carina


Rebello, Carina

Textbook(s) for Fall 2017
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter and Interactions Binder Ready Version WAPP=WebAssign Plus Physics 1 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 978-1-119-09172-1 wil Required
Matter and Interactions Wiley E-Text registration card WAPP 2 sem Set (Permanent download) Chabay & Sherwood 4th TBA Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook"
Matter and Interaction Binder ready Version full text WAPP for 2 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 4th TBA Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook"
Matter & Interaction Binder Version WAPP 1 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 4th: TBA Wiley & Sons Required Choose one of 3 textbook options
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required

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