PHYS 141
Mechanics and Waves Fall 2018 Division III; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;

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This is the typical first course for a prospective physics major. It 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 are comfortable with basic calculus.
The Class: Type: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, three hours approximately every other week; conference section, one hour approximately every other week
Limit: 22 per lab
Expected: 50
Class#: 1820
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
Department 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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