PHYS 007. Introductory Mechanics


An introduction to classical mechanics. This course is suitable for potential majors, as well as students in other sciences or engineering who would like a course with more mathematical rigor and depth than PHYS 003 . Includes the study of kinematics and dynamics of point particles; conservation principles involving energy, momentum and angular momentum; rotational motion of rigid bodies, and oscillatory motion.
Prerequisite: MATH 025  (can be taken concurrently), PHYS 005  or permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Includes one laboratory weekly: used for hands-on experimentation and occasionally for workshops that expand on lecture material.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Guess.
Fall 2018. Smith, H.
Fall 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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