This is the first half of a year-long course in calculus-based physics for students in the physical sciences and mathematics. Definitions, concepts, problem solving, and computer modeling are emphasized. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, energy, conservation laws, rotation, harmonic motion, and thermodynamics.
The course is taught in one of the department’s interactive engagement classrooms.
In this laboratory course, students perform physics experiments in mechanics and thermodynamics which stress the fundamental definitions and laws developed in the lecture course. Students gain experience in computerized data acquisition and data analysis using modern techniques and equipment.
In this laboratory course, students learn to design and build electrical circuits. Hands on experience with National Instruments ELVIS+ platforms is obtained.
In this course students learn to use LabVIEW from National Instruments to acquire data from sensors.