PHY 107 GENERAL PHYSICS
A algebra-based introduction to the foundations of physics. Areas of study include classical physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics) and selected topics in modern physics.
Three hours of lecture and discussion per week; three hours of laboratory per week. Knowledge of algebra and trigonometry is assumed. Either PHY 107
or PHY 109
is a prerequisite for PHY 108
. Students may only receive credit for one set of introductory physics courses either PHY 107
, 108 or PHY 109
, 110. Potential physics majors should enroll in PHY 109
, PHY 110
rather than PHY 107
, PHY 108
. Students with Advanced Placement credit for the Physics 1, 2, or C examination may take a departmental placement test to enter the physics sequence at the PHY 108
or PHY 110
Enrollment limited to 15 students per section.