This course covers mechanics, energy, waves, and introductory thermodynamics within the framework of understanding and developing engineering solutions to grand global challenges; i.e. the focus is on the role an engineer plays in responding to grand challenges and the physics foundations that are at their disposal. A full-length laboratory comprises projects designed especially for the engineering-minded student, focusing on design and building, problem solving, and entrepreneurship. This course can be used to satisfy BSE freshman year requirements. Please see the Registrar's page for more information.
Sample Reading List
- Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol. 1, 9th edition
See instructor for complete list
Claire F. Gmachl
Weekly problem sets and laboratory reports: 20 pages reading / 5 pages writing.
- Mid Term Exam - 15%
- Design Project - 15%
- Take Home Final Exam - 25%
- Lab Reports - 10%
- Class/Precept Participation - 15%
- Problem set(s) - 20%
Open to First Year Undergraduates Only.
Prerequisites and Restrictions
This course is equivalent to PHY 103 and can be used to satisfy BSE freshman year requirements.
EGR 151, PHY 101, PHY 103, PHY 105, EGR 191 are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.