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FIRST SESSION, 2017

PHYS 114 General Physics I: For Students of the Life Sciences (4). Prerequisite, MATH 231.  Basic principles of physics, including forces, energy, oscillations, sound, diffusion, and heat transfer, and applications to biological systems. Intended to meet the needs of, but not restricted to, students majoring in the life sciences. Students may not receive credit for PHYS 114 in addition to PHYS 104, 116, or 118.  Enrollment in the course requires registering in the lecture, the recitation, and 1 of the 2 studios. Lecture and studio will meet daily. Recitation is once a week.

PHYS 118 Introductory Calculus-based Mechanics and Relativity (4). Prerequisite, MATH 231; Ppre- or co-requisite, MATH 232.  Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites.  Mechanics of particles and rigid bodies.  Newton’s laws; mechanical and potential energy; mechanical conservation laws; frame-dependence of physical laws; Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.  Students may not receive credit for PHYS 118 in addition to PHYS 104, 114, or 116. Enrollment in the course requires registering in the lecture, the recitation, and the studio section. Lecture and studio will meet daily. Recitation is once a week.  

SECOND SESSION, 2017

PHYS 115 General Physics II: For Students of the Life Sciences (4). Prerequisite, PHYS 114. Basic principles of physics, including fluids, electricity, magnetism, optics, quantum physics, and nuclear physics, and applications to biological systems. Intended to meet the needs of, but not restricted to, students majoring in the life sciences. Students may not receive credit for PHYS 115 in addition to PHYS 105, 117, or 119.  Enrollment in the course requires registering in the lecture, the recitation, and 1 of the 2 studios. Lecture and studio will meet daily. Recitation is once a week.

PHYS 119 Introductory Calculus-Based Electromagnetism and Quanta (4).  Prerequisites, MATH 232 and PHYS 118; Pre- or co-requisite, MATH 233. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites.  Unification of the laws of electricity and magnetism; electromagnetic waves; the particle-wave duality; fundamental principles and applications of quantum mechanics. Students may not receive credit for PHYS 119 in addition to PHYS 105, 115, or 117. Enrollment in the course requires registering in the lecture, the recitation and the studio section. Due to the rigorous pace of instruction during Summer School, the co-requisite of MATH 233 is a prerequisite. Lecture and studio will meet daily. Recitation is once a week.