PHYS 141(F) Particles and Waves-Enriched (Q)

This course covers the same topics as Physics 131, but with a higher level of mathematical sophistication and more emphasis on waves. It is intended for students with solid backgrounds in the sciences, either from high school or college, who feel comfortable solving "word problems" that require calculus. Physics 141 can lead to either Physics 132 (for students wanting a one-year survey of physics) or Physics 142 (for students considering a physics or astrophysics major). Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, three hours every other week/conference, one hour every other week. Evaluation will be based on weekly problem sets, quizzes and hour tests, and labs, all of which have a substantial quantitative component. Prerequisites: high school physics and Mathematics 103 (or equivalent placement). No enrollment limit (expected: 50).