PHYSICS 160 - Honors Physics I
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 135 or 140.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 115, 120, 185 or 295. Students should elect PHYSICS 161 or 141 concurrently.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

PHYSICS 160 covers the fundamental principles of mechanics using a modern perspective and is intended for students who have had significant exposure to physics at the high school level and/or have AP credit for physics. It emphasizes the applicability of these laws in systems ranging from binary stars to nuclear collisions. This class will be different, and more interesting, than any physics course you have taken yet.

The goals of the course are:

  1. Application of fundamental principles to a wide range of systems, i.e., from nuclei to stars (unify mechanics)
  2. Integrate contemporary physics (atomic models of matter, relativistic dynamics)
  3. Engage students in physical modeling (idealization, approximation, assumptions, estimation)
  4. Integrate computational physics (now a partner of theory and experiment) into problem solving

Intended Audience:

For students who have taken physics in high school and/or have AP credit that are interested in a science major, especially physics.

Class Format:

Your grade will be determined by five in-class quizzes, homework assignments, a term project, and a final.

PHYSICS 160 - Honors Physics I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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