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PHYS171

Introductory Physics: Mechanics and Relativity

Prerequisite: (MATH140; and a high school physics course); or permission of CMNS-Physics department. And must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH141. Credit only granted for: PHYS141, PHYS161, or PHYS171. First semester of a three semester sequence for physics majors and those desiring a rigorous preparation in the physical sciences: kinematics, Newton's laws, energy and work, linear and angular momenta, temperature and pressure, ideal gas law, and special relativity. In person lecture meetings will occur every other week. Students who can only enroll if the course is fully online will be accommodated, and should contact the instructor. Jointly offered with PHYS171H.

Sister Courses: PHYS171H

Spring 2021

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