What is taught to a 1st year physics undergraduate?
A little more detail than your link from the other thread:
PHY131, with chapter numbers in brackets
concepts of motion (1)
kinematics in one dimension (2)
vectors and coordinate systems (3)
kinematics in two dimensions (4)
force and motion (5)
motion along a line (6)
Newton’s third law (7)
motion in a plane, Newton’s law of gravity, Kepler’s third law (8, 13)
impulse and momentum (9)
energy, work (10-11)
rotation of a rigid body (12)
PHY151, with chapter numbers in brackets
kinematics, forces, dynamics (1-8)
momentum, work, energy (9-11)
rigid body rotations (12)
intro to special relativity
reference frames and relativity
nature of time
different kinds of time
the metric equation
two observer diagram
properties of four momentum
conservation of four momentum
applications in particle physics
hmm what abour electricity or EM? Thermodynamics? PHY121 and PHY151 seems like a review of high school.
I mean courses for physics major. Like the type of math, programming, and stuff.
Thanks for answering my questions, again!
When I took first-year physics (not any of these), the topics were the same as in high school, but the questions were killer and few people did well. Also, even though 151 seems to have covered less material than 131, I'm sure it is a lot more intense.
All the required courses are listed here. E&M is in 152 and 251. No programming is mentioned. For the math courses listed, there are harder proof-based versions that you can take instead.
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