PHYSICS 360 - Honors Physics III
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of: PHYSICS 235, 240, or 260.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One of: MATH 215, 255, 285 or 295.
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 360 covers the same physics as PHYSICS 340 (thermodynamics, light and optics, the wave equation, and special relativity), but differs from PHYSICS 340 in two main ways:

  • PHYSICS 360 will be taught at a higher math level.
  • In PHYSICS 360, there will be a strong focus on developing your scientific communication skills. Good communication skills are highly valuable for future scientists and teachers and so form an important component of your physics education.
Feel free to contact the course instructor if you have questions about the course.

Course Requirements:

Practically, the development of communication skills will be incorporated into PHYSICS 360 through homework (including how to write great homework solutions) as well as written and oral exercises on explaining key physics concepts. Your active participation in lectures and other class activities is expected and will be part of the evaluation.

Course requirements will include a combination of assignments, including weekly homework problems, two midterm exams and a final examination, and in addition active class participation, written and oral assignments, and group projects.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students highly motivated to learn physics, including (but not limited to) students in the Honors Program.

Class Format:

Lectures 3 hours per week (expect active student participation) + 2 hours discussion section

PHYSICS 360 - Honors Physics III
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: PHYSICS 360 will be holding a weekly tutorial on Mondays from 5:30 - 7:30pm in CHEM A859.
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 9780300192209
Fundamentals of physics : mechanics, relativity, and thermodynamics, Author: R. Shankar., Publisher: Yale University Press 3rd ed. 2014
ISBN: 9780321733382
Sears and Zemansky's University physics : with modern physics, Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman ; contributing author, A. Lewis Ford., Publisher: Addison Wesley 13th ed. 2012
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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