

* Phys240: University Physics I
* see " University Physics I FA??" on Blackboard
* e.g., syllabus 2011
Overview:
Physics 240 will cover kinematics, dynamics, energy and momentum
conservation, oscillatory motion, fluid mechanics and waves.
 3 credits.
 Corequisite: Math 232 or Math 235 (or
permission of instructor).
 

Course Objectives:
 describe a particle's motion in space both qualitatively and quantitatively.
 understand and explain Newton's Laws; apply Newton's Laws to
many different problems involving particle motion.
 understand the concept of conservation of energy and
momentum; apply conservation lows to solve physical problems.
 understand and apply various models of periodic motion to
various situations, including a mass on a spring, a vibrating
string, and sound waves.
 understand how the experiments are the basis of the course
material; translate various descriptions of a physical system (verbal, pictorial, or data) into an appropriate mathematical model by setting up and deriving the equations necessary to solve complicated problems.
 use a variety of mathematical methods, including vector
algebra calculus,in analyzing problems in physics; appreciate how
scientific inquiry happens, particularly through the eyes of a
physicist.

