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2015-2016 Catalog

Physics, A.B. Major (Classes of 2016 and 2017)


The program consists of a minimum of 10 major courses and 6 collateral courses:

PHYS 131Physics I: Mechanics

PHYS 132

PHYS 133Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves

PHYS 215Introduction to Quantum Physics

PHYS 216Topics in Contemporary Physics

PHYS 218Oscillatory and Wave Phenomena

MATH 161Calculus I

MATH 162Calculus II

MATH 263Calculus III

MATH 264Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

PHYS Four/Five PHYS electives

Two additional science electives

Four or five PHYS electives: Students taking PHYS 151/PHYS 152 in place of PHYS 131/PHYS 132/PHYS 133 will select an additional PHYS elective.

Two additional science electives: Two courses in Biology, Chemistry or Geology from an approved list.

Nine of the ten Physics courses must be numbered greater than 110

The Common Course of Study is required.