PHYS 141
Mechanics and Waves Fall 2014
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
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This course covers the same topics as PHYS 131, but with a higher level of mathematical sophistication. It is intended for students with solid backgrounds in the sciences, either from high school or college, who feel comfortable solving “word problems” that require calculus.
The Class: Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, three hours every other week; conference section, one hour every other week
Limit: 22 per lab
Expected: 50
Class#: 1661
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on weekly problem sets, labs, 2 one-hour tests, and a final exam, all of which have a substantial quantitative component
Prerequisites: high school physics and MATH 130 or equivalent placement
Unit Notes: PHYS 141 can lead to either PHYS 132 (for students wanting a one-year survey of physics) or PHYS 142 (for students considering a Physics or Astrophysics major)
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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