PHYS UN1601 Physics, I: Mechanics and Relativity. 3.5 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement

Prerequisites: Corequisite: MATH UN1102 Calculus II or equivalent.

Fundamental laws of mechanics, kinematics and dynamics, work and energy, rotational dynamics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, introduction to special relativity and relativistic kinematics. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields.

Fall 2019: PHYS UN1601
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1601 001/47020 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
301 Pupin Laboratories
Jeremy Dodd 3.5 153/180

Physics & Astronomy

Barnard College

The mission of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Barnard College is to provide students with an understanding of the basic laws of nature, and a foundation in the fundamental concepts of classical and quantum physics, and modern astronomy and astrophysics. Majors are offered in physics, astronomy, or in interdisciplinary fields such as, astrophysics, biophysics, or chemical physics. The goal of the department is to provide students (majors and non-majors) with quality instruction and prepare them for various post-graduate career options, including graduate study in physics and/or astronomy, professional careers in science, technology, education, or applied fields, as well health-related professions. The department strives to be a source of distinguished women scientists. The faculty in the department maintain NSF or NASA-sponsored active research programs that involve undergraduate students. All majors engage in at least one summer of independent research that is often continued during the semester, or the following summer. Students may also carry out their research at other institutions nationally, through NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) programs. Students are required to present the results of their research in the annual departmental “Senior Talks,” held in May.


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