PHYS 550 Systems and Interactions I

This course integrates the concepts and principles of traditional mechanics and thermal physics. Emphasis is placed on building understanding of physical systems and their interactions in a contemporary context, with applications integrating the atomic nature of matter with fundamental principles such as conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and the laws of thermodynamics and statistical physics.




Two semesters of General Physics and one semester of Calculus, or permission of the instructor