PHYS 104
Spring 2010
 Section:
01

The course will follow the trail of light from Newton's corpuscles to Einstein's relativity. The major theoretical landmarks are the waveparticle duality and the special theory of relativity. The emphasis will be on principles, not problem solving (although there will be weekly problems). No previous course in physics is presupposed. Of mathematics, only high school algebra and a willingness to apply it are needed. If you have taken a high school physics course and did well in it, then you are overqualified for this course, risk being bored, and should not enroll. 
Essential Capabilities:
Quantitative Reasoning quantitative models of our world are developed

Credit: 1 
Gen Ed Area Dept:
NSM PHYS 
Course Format: Lecture / Discussion  Grading Mode: Graded 
Level: UGRD 
Prerequisites: None 

Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None 

Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available 
SECTION 01 Inperson only 
Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
R. Baierlein, NEWTON TO EINSTEIN Plus other readings TBA.

Examinations and Assignments: Weekly homework assignments, three short papers (three pages each), and three inclass exams. 
Instructor(s): Westling,Lynn Adrea Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM11:50AM; Location: SCIE150; 
Total Enrollment Limit: 100   SR major: 0  JR major: 0   
Seats Available: 21  GRAD: 0  SR nonmajor: 25  JR nonmajor: 25  SO: 25  FR: 25 
Drop/Add Enrollment Requests      
Total Submitted Requests: 14  1st Ranked: 2  2nd Ranked: 4  3rd Ranked: 3  4th Ranked: 0  Unranked: 5 
