A Modern Introduction to Physics Fall 2017 Reference Page

Course Number: 
247
Instructor: 
Duncan Carlsmith,
Deniz Yavuz
Level: 
Undergraduate
Course Description: 
Introduction to physics recommended for students who are considering majoring in physics, astronomy-physics, or AMEP. Also suitable for those majoring in other sciences or mathematics who desire a rigorous physics course. Mechanics, relativity, cosmology. Three lectures, one discussion, and one three-hour lab per week.
Instructor Course Description: 
A high intensity comprehensive survey, the Physics 247-9 sequence builds empathy and humility, relentless curiosity, intellectual confidence, and purposeful action in students through study of the fundamental laws governing the Universe. Physics 247 is a 5-cr automatic honors course with two faculty. Attendance at all meetings is required. Expect 2-3 hours outside preparation per credit and to come to meetings prepared for active learning. Pre-reqs are enforced. Students seeking a less comprehensive calculus-level sequence should consider 207-8+241. For the serious student of physics considering majoring in physics, astronomy, AMEP, engineering or other STEM fields.
Prerequisites: 
Math 222 or concurrent registration or instructor consent; Open to Freshmen. Intended primarily for physics, AMEP, astronomy-physics majors; Also suitable for those majoring in science or mathematics
Lecture Place and Time: 
MWF 9:55-10:45am, 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Final Exam Date and Time: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 12:25pm to 2:25pm
Textbooks: 
University Physics With Modern Physics+Connect +Learnsmsrt (2 Semesters), 2nd edition by Wolfgang Bauer, Gary Westfall Mcgraw-Hill 2014, ISBN 1259631605
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