10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Curricula | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Aerospace Engineering | Applied Mathematics | Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering | Chemistry | Civil Engineering | Computer Science
Electrical Engineering | Engineering (Interdepartmental) | Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Physics | Systems Engineering
Technology, Culture, and Communication | Technology Management and Policy


PHYS 142E - (4) (Y-SS)
General Physics I

Prerequisite: APMA 101
Analysis of classical mechanics, including vector algebra, particle kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum, conservation laws, rotational dynamics, oscillatory motion, gravitation, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory of gases. Three hours lecture, one hour recitation.

PHYS 142R - (3) (Y)
General Physics I

Prerequisite: Rodman scholar status
Covers the same material as PHYS 142E, with certain topics treated in greater depth.

PHYS 241E - (3) (Y)
General Physics II

Prerequisites: PHYS 142E and APMA102
Analysis of electrostatic; conductors and insulators, DC circuits, magnetic forces and fields, magnetic effects of moving charges and currents, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic oscillations and waves; introduction to geometrical and physical optics. Three hours lecture, one hour recitation.

PHYS 241L - (1) (Y)
General Physics Laboratory I

Corequisite: PHYS 241E
Laboratory exercises in classical physics. Two hours laboratory.

PHYS 242E - (3) (Y)
General Physics III

Prerequisites: PHYS 241E and APMA 205
Analysis of modern physics, including special relativity, photons and particles, Bohr theory, atomic structure, quantum theory, nuclear physics, particle and high energy physics. Three hours lecture, one hour recitation.

PHYS 242L - (1) (Y)
General Physics Laboratory II

Prerequisite: PHYS 241L; corequisite: PHYS 242E
Laboratory exercises in classical and modern physics. Two hours laboratory.

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