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PHYS 131 Introduction to Physics: Newtonian Mechanics and Lab 3 credits
A traditional introduction to classical mechanics using the Newtonian worldview. The kinematics and dynamics of some simple systems are investigated using Newton’s laws, vector analysis, and the conservation laws of momentum and energy. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.
1st 5 Weeks
 Fall 2024
 LS, Science with Lab QRE, Quantitative Reasoning

Student has completed or in the process of completing any of the following course(s): MATH 101 – Calculus with Problem Solving or MATH 111 – Introduction to Calculus or equivalents or greater or has received a score of 4 or better on the Calculus AB AP exam or has received a score of 4 or better on the Calculus BC AP exam or has received a score of 5 or better on the Calculus IB exam or equivalent AND has NOT taken PHYS 142 – Matter and Interactions and Lab, PHYS 143 – Physical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab, PHYS 144 – Astrophysical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab or PHYS 145 – Mechanics and Waves and Lab.

PHYS 131.52 Fall 2024
 Faculty:Seth Kimbrell 🏫 👤
 Size:24
 M, WAnderson Hall 036 11:10am12:20pm
 TAnderson Hall 021 1:00pm5:00pm
 FAnderson Hall 036 12:00pm1:00pm

PHYS 131.59 Fall 2024
 Faculty:Chris West 🏫 👤 · Seth Kimbrell 🏫 👤
 Size:24
 M, WAnderson Hall 036 11:10am12:20pm
 THAnderson Hall 021 8:00am12:00pm
 FAnderson Hall 036 12:00pm1:00pm

PHYS 142 Physical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity with Problem Solving and Lab 6 credits
This course begins with an introduction to classical mechanics using the Newtonian worldview. Descriptions of motion and change in motion of some simple systems at human speeds are investigated using Newton’s laws, vector analysis, and the conservation laws of momentum and energy. The course moves beyond the Newtonian framework to consider a relativistic framework where time and space are intertwined and explores the motion of objects whose speeds approach the speed of light. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work. This section of introductory physics with problem solving is periodically offered for students who wish to further develop their general analytical and critical thinking skills. The smaller section will have additional class meetings for problem solving and review. PHYS 142 is appropriate for students who would like to have more scheduled time to work with a faculty member on developing their scientific reasoning skills and understanding of the foundations of physics.
 Spring 2025
 LS, Science with Lab QRE, Quantitative Reasoning

Student has completed completed any of the following course(s): MATH 101 – Calculus with Problem Solving or MATH 111 – Introduction to Calculus or greater with a grade of C or better or received a score of 4 or better on the Calculus AB AP Exam or received a score of 4 or better on the Calculus BC AP exam or has received a score of 5 or better on the Calculus IB exam or equivalents AND has NOT taken PHYS 131 – Introduction to Physics: Newtonian Mechanics and Lab , PHYS 144 – Astrophysical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab, PHYS 145 – Mechanics and Waves and Lab or PHYS 151 – Introduction to Physics: Relativity and Particles and Lab. PHYS 142 and PHYS 143 are equivalent courses, if you have taken one you cannot register for the other.

PHYS 142.52 Spring 2025
 Faculty:Chris West 🏫 👤
 Size:24
 M, WAnderson Hall 036 8:30am9:40am
 TAnderson Hall 021 1:00pm5:00pm
 THAnderson Hall 036 8:15am9:30am
 FAnderson Hall 036 8:30am9:30am

PHYS 143 Physical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab 6 credits
This course begins with an introduction to classical mechanics using the Newtonian worldview. Descriptions of motion and change in motion of some simple systems at human speeds are investigated using Newton’s laws, vector analysis, and the conservation laws of momentum and energy. The course moves beyond the Newtonian framework to consider a relativistic framework where time and space are intertwined and explores the motion of objects whose speeds approach the speed of light. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.
Combined content of PHYS 131 and PHYS 151
 Winter 2025
 LS, Science with Lab QRE, Quantitative Reasoning

Student has completed completed any of the following course(s): MATH 101 – Calculus with Problem Solving or MATH 111 – Introduction to Calculus or greater with a grade of C or better or received a score of 4 or better on the Calculus AB AP Exam or received a score of 4 or better on the Calculus BC AP exam or has received a score of 5 or better on the Calculus IB exam or equivalents AND has NOT taken PHYS 131 – Introduction to Physics: Newtonian Mechanics and Lab , PHYS 144 – Astrophysical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab, PHYS 145 – Mechanics and Waves and Lab or PHYS 151 – Introduction to Physics: Relativity and Particles and Lab. PHYS 142 and PHYS 143 are equivalent courses, if you have taken one you cannot register for the other.

PHYS 143.52 Winter 2025
 Faculty:Seth Kimbrell 🏫 👤
 Size:24
 M, WGoodsell 03 11:10am12:20pm
 TAnderson Hall 021 1:00pm5:00pm
 FGoodsell 03 12:00pm1:00pm

PHYS 144 Astrophysical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab 6 credits
This course begins by reviewing Newtonian mechanics, with applications of vector analysis and the concepts of momentum and energy to largescale gravitational phenomena in the universe. The course moves beyond the Newtonian framework to consider a relativistic framework where time and space are intertwined and explores the motion of objects whose speeds approach the speed of light. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.
 Winter 2025
 LS, Science with Lab QRE, Quantitative Reasoning

Student has completed completed any of the following course(s): MATH 120 – Calculus 2 or greater with a grade of C or better or received a score of 4 or better on the Calculus BC AP exam or equivalent AND has NOT taken PHYS 131 – Introduction to Physics: Newtonian Mechanics and Lab , PHYS 142 – Matter and Interactions and Lab, PHYS 143 – Physical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab, PHYS 145 – Mechanics and Waves and Lab or PHYS 151 – Introduction to Physics: Relativity and Particles and Lab

PHYS 144.51 Winter 2025
 Faculty:Barry Costanzi 🏫 👤
 Size:24
 M, WAnderson Hall 036 11:10am12:20pm
 TAnderson Hall 021 8:00am12:00pm
 FAnderson Hall 036 12:00pm1:00pm

PHYS 144.54 Winter 2025
 Faculty:Barry Costanzi 🏫 👤 · Andreia Carrillo 🏫 👤
 Size:24
 M, WAnderson Hall 036 11:10am12:20pm
 THAnderson Hall 021 1:00pm5:00pm
 FAnderson Hall 036 12:00pm1:00pm

PHYS 151 Introduction to Physics: Relativity and Particles and Lab 3 credits
An introduction to principles of physics in the realm of the very small and very fast. The course provides an introduction to special relativity where time and space are intertwined and explores the motion of objects whose speeds approach the speed of light. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.
2nd 5 weeks
 Fall 2024
 LS, Science with Lab QRE, Quantitative Reasoning

Student has completed or in the process of completing any of the following course(s): MATH 101 – Calculus with Problem Solving or MATH 111 – Introduction to Calculus or greater or better or received a score of 4 or better on the Calculus AB AP exam or received a score of 4 or better on the Calculus BC AP exam or received a score of 5 or better on the Calculus IB exam or equivalent AND PHYS 131 – Introduction to Physics: Newtonian Mechanics and Lab AND has NOT taken PHYS 142 – Matter and Interactions and Lab or PHYS 143 – Physical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab or PHYS 144 – Astrophysical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab.

PHYS 151.59 Fall 2024
 Faculty:Chris West 🏫 👤
 Size:24
 M, WAnderson Hall 036 11:10am12:20pm
 THAnderson Hall 021 8:00am12:00pm
 FAnderson Hall 036 12:00pm1:00pm