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, one semester of college
calculus. Two semesters are preferable with
coenrollment in Math 234.
1. To develop
an intuitive understanding of Newton's Laws and their
students to situations in which classical mechanics
requires a more modern approach (i.e., special
3. To solve
problems using both quantitative and qualitative
applications of these physical principles.
4. To develop
problem solving skills.
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