General Physics I (Honors & Majors)

PHY 215 - General Physics I (Honors & Majors)

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2016
Class #: 36108
Section: M001
Credits: 3

Prof. Peter Saulson

Counts toward:
Dept Nat Sci

Course Time(s):
T TH 11:00 - 12:20; Recitation TBA


Course Description:

This course covers Mechanics, a field of study pioneered by Isaac Newton in the 17th century that is primarily concerned with describing the motion of macroscopic objects in response to forces. In developing this subject we will encounter several important concepts such as energy, momentum, and angular momentum. This course is geared towards physics majors and students in the Honors program. Thus, we will move at a fairly quick pace as we try to touch on more advanced topics beyond the standard Mechanics curriculum. The course involves two lectures per week with discussions of physical concepts along with extensive hands‐on demonstrations. In addition, there will be problem‐solving sessions each week with the times to be settled during the first week of the semester for compatibility with students’ schedules. The level of mathematics used in the course requires that students have taken, or are at least co‐registered for, MAT 285 or MAT 295. Students must also register for the 1‐credit laboratory course, PHY 221, section M016 Academic credit is given for PHY 211 or PHY 215, but not both.


Register for Recitation M002; Lecture M001 will auto-enroll.