PHY 223 - Mechanics and Sound (GEKN)
A basic, calculus-based course in physics for students majoring in physical science and those on a pre-engineering curriculum. Topics include kinematics, Newton’s laws, work and energy, conservation laws, rotational motion, oscillations and sound.
Credit Hours: 5 hrs
Lecture/Lab Hours: Laboratory: two consecutive hours, one day per week.
Knowledge of the Disciplines:
The purpose of this course is to introduce, explore, test and apply the principles of physics that predict the motion of an object. Today when we take a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles, we expect the arrival time to be within five minutes of the predicted time. Such predictions are based on the principles of physics and the tools of mathematics. Other practical applications of these principles include the flight of a baseball, the putting of a golf ball, the motion of the Earth around the sun, the rotation of a bicycle wheel, the setting of bones to allow healing, the building of bridges, the vibration of the string on a violin and the flow of air across an airplane wing. PHY 223 presents in detail the foundational principles of motion that all scientists use in their research.
Last Updated: Links 04/2011
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