Courses: Modeling the Physical World (PHYSB12100F)

Fall 2012

Class Number: 1359
This course presents current conceptual understandings and mathematical formulations of fundamental ideas used in physics. Students will develop physical intuition and problem-solving skills by exploring key concepts in physics such as conservation laws, symmetries and relativistic space-time, as well as topics in modern physics taken from the following: fundamental forces, nuclear physics, particle physics, and cosmology. This course can serve as a stand-alone survey of physics or as the first of a four-semester sequence designed for those majoring in the physical sciences. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. Co-requisite: MATH 101.
Div: III; Approach: Scientific Investigation (SI), Quantitative Methods (QM); Haverford: Natural Science and Quantitative (NA/QU)

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1359 Div: III; SI;QM;


Physics (Web site)


Bryn Mawr, PK234

Meeting Times

W 1:15pm-3:15pm