Introduction to Newtonian mechanics and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, rotational motion, equilibrium, conservation laws and fluids. Not intended for physics or chemistry majors. Recommended Prerequisite: College algebra. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA or IIIB).
PHYS 309 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (Spring 2020)
Survey of the most important mathematical tools of classical physics. Topics include coordinate systems, complex algebra, linear algebra, Fourier series, special functions, differential equations and vector calculus. Credit may not be received for both MATH/PHYS 309. Prerequisites: PHYS 225. Pre- or Corequisites: PHYS 223 and MATH 310. Four hours lecture/activity per week.
PHYS 314 MECHANICS (Spring 2020)
Theory and application of Newtonian mechanics with an introduction to the Lagrange formalism. Major topics include kinematics and dynamics of single particles and systems of particles, rigid bodies, noninertial reference frames and the simple harmonic oscillator. Prerequisites: PHYS 313. Four hours lecture/activity per week.