General Physics

This course is an introduction to physics using calculus. It is recommended for students in physical sciences or engineering, and students who plan to attend graduate school in the sciences. Fall term consists of mechanics and conservation laws, simple harmonic motion, mechanical waves, heat, and thermodynamics. Spring term consists of electricity and magnetism, simple circuits, optics, special relativity, and modern physics. Analysis and problem-solving are emphasized. Either PHY 107 or 108 satisfies the laboratory science requirements. Students may not receive credit for both PHY 101 and PHY 107; or PHY 102 and PHY 108.