PH 212

PH 212 General physics with calculus

In this course, we cover selected topics in Newtonian mechanics, including circular motion and rotational dynamics in general, with emphasis on conservation of angular momentum and problem-solving techniques. We then study oscillations, including simple harmonic motion and driven and damped oscillations. We apply these concepts to 2-D and 3-D waves, including applications in sound and light, interference, and wave optics. We discuss ray optics before ending the course with a treatment of Newtonian gravity.


Instructor: Dr. Kathryn Hadley

Office: Weniger 373


Phone: 541 737-4312

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