Fall 2022

Mechanics Lab

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as PHYS-116L

Faculty

Jagu Jagannathan (Sections 01, 02 and 03)
Jarrett A. Moyer (Sections 01, 02 and 03)

Description

This course will begin with a description of the motion of particles and introduce Newton’s dynamical laws and a number of important force laws. We will apply these laws to a wide range of problems to gain a better understanding of the laws and to demonstrate the generality of the framework. The important concepts of work, mechanical energy, and linear and angular momentum will be introduced and the unifying idea of conservation laws will be discussed. Additional topics may include, the study of mechanical waves, fluid mechanics and rotational dynamics. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion and  three-hour laboratory per week.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to students who are considering a major in Physics. After that, priority will be given by seniority.

Offerings

2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022, Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022