PHY 181/182 The Physical World (4, 4) (PHY 182 is MPT.) MPF
Quantitative introduction to basic physical laws of nature. (181) Classical mechanics and quantum mechanics. (182) Thermal physics, electromagnetism, and relativity. Concepts developed through lectures, demonstrations, and computer simulations. Qualitative reasoning emphasized and quantitative problem-solving skills developed. Concepts from differential and integral calculus developed and used. No previous physics course is required. Freshmen should enroll in PHY 181.F, 182.F. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MTH 151, 153, or equivalent. Prerequisite: (182) PHY 181. Co-requisites: PHY 183, 184. IVB.