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Subject Matter Topics for Introductory Physics

PHYS 00.220 Introductory Mechanics (co-req: Calculus I)

  • Linear motion
  • Momentum
  • Energy
  • Interactions and Force
  • Work
  • Motion in Two-Dimensions
  • Circular and Rotational Motion
  • Gravity
  • Periodic Motion

PHYS 00.221 Introductory Thermodynamics, Fluids, Waves, and Optics

  • Fluids
  • Entropy
  • Thermal Energy
  • The Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Waves in One Dimension
  • Waves in Two and Three Dimensions
  • Ray (Geometric) Optics
  • Wave Optics (Interference)

PHYS 00.222 Introductory Electricity & Magnetism (co-req: Calculus II)

  • Electric Interactions and Field
  • Gauss's Law
  • Electric Work and Energy
  • Capacitors and Dielectrics
  • Magnetic Interactions and Field
  • Changing Magnetic and Electric Field
  • Electric Circuits and Electronics

PHYS 00.210 Physics I without Calculus

  • Motion and Vectors
  • Forces and Newton's Laws
  • Circular and Rotational Motion
  • Equilibrium and Elasticity
  • Momentum and Collisions
  • Energy and Work
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluids

PHYS 00.211 Physics II without Calculus

  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Optics
  • Electric Forces and Fields
  • Electric Potential
  • Electric Current and Circuits
  • Magnetic Forces and Fields
  • Induction and E&M Waves
  • Alternating Current Circuits