Goals of
Physics 248

Physics
247/248/249 is designed for students interested in
majoring in physics, astronomy or AMEP. All
students are expected to have a strong math
background with, at a minimum, two semesters of
college calculus. Three semesters are preferable
with coenrollment in Math 319 or 320.

1. To
introduce students to the physics underlying waves and
particles in the classical regime and those exhibit
quantum phenomena.

2. To solve problems using both quantitative and
qualitative applications of these physical principles.
3. To further
develop problem solving skills.

Study
Imperatives

1. Read
assigned text before lectures

2. Attend lectures, discussion sections and labs

3. Identify challenging problems and work through
them; working cooperatively with a group is generally a
plus