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PHYS 143.52 Physical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity and Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 13, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 223 / Anderson Hall 021

Synonym: 61876

Helen K Minsky

This course begins with an introduction to classical mechanics using the Newtonian worldview. The kinematics and dynamics of some simple systems are investigated using Newton's laws, vector analysis, and the conservation laws of momentum and energy. The course moves beyond the Newtonian framework to address topics including special relativity and also selected applications to atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.

Prerequisite: Previous completion or concurrent registration in Mathematics 120 or 121. Not open to students who have completed Physics 131, 144, 145 or 151 at Carleton.

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Waitlist for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: PHYS 143.WL2 (Synonym 61877)

PHYS 400.08 Integrative Exercise 3-6 credits, S/CR/NC only

Closed: Size: 4, Registered: 4, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141

Synonym: 61892

Helen K Minsky

An extensive study of a specific topic in physics, culminating in a 60-minute presentation during winter or spring term and a 7500 word paper. Students may arrange to complete the bulk of their work during winter or spring term (Physics 400, 6 credits), or divide their effort between terms (Physics 400, winter, 3 credits; Physics 400, spring, 3 credits).

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