PHYS 10310 and 10320: General Physics I and II
Corequisite: MATH 10550 or equivalent.
Students intending to major in engineering usually take 10310 in the spring semester of their first year and 10320 in the fall semester of their sophomore year.
This is a two-semester sequence in general physics designed for students intending to major in science or engineering. Topics include the kinematics and mechanics of a particle; work, energy and momentum, and associated conservation laws; rotation, torque, and angular momentum; and oscillations and wave motion.
The second semester will cover electrostatics, electric current and circuits; magnetism, electromagnetic induction and waves; and geometrical optics. Laboratory meetings occur in alternating weeks only. Tutorial sessions are held weekly.