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.
Lab used for hands-on experimentation and occasionally for workshops that expand on lecture material.
Prerequisite: MATH 025 (can be taken concurrently), PHYS 005 or permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Fall 2018. Smith, H.
Fall 2019. Smith, H.
Fall 2020. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy