Robert S Van Dyck
Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Sound, light, and modern physics. Credit is not given for both PHYS 116 and PHYS 123. Prerequisite: PHYS 115 or PHYS 122; recommended: concurrent registration in PHYS 119. Offered: AWSpS.
Simple harmonic motion, mechanical waves (from both strings and sound), electromagnetic waves, geometrical and physical optics, and modern physics.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures with demonstrations (when appropriate) plus clicker questions.
read appropriate sections before coming to lectures.
Class assignments and grading
Eight homework assignments (with at least 7-days prior notice) plus lecture participation.
Total homework will be worth 10% of the student's final course grade.