Courses: Modeling the Physical World (PHYSB12100A)

Fall 2013

Class Number: 1379
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: IIL and Q; Approach: Quantitative Methods (QM), Quantitative Readiness Required (QR), Scientific Investigation (SI); Haverford: Natural Science and Quantitative (NA/QU)
Enrollment Limit: 22; Freshmen Spaces: 4; Post Bacc Spaces: 10;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1379 Div: IIL and Q; QM;QR;SI;

Department

Physics (Web site)

Taught By

Matlin,Mark

Location

Bryn Mawr, PK234

Meeting Times

M 1:45pm-3:45pm