Physics 2000 and Calculus 2000



Author : E. R. Huggins

Published in : Moose Mountain Digital Press

File Type : pdf

File Size : 19 mb

Language : English


Description

Physics 2000 is a calculus based, college level introductory physics course that is designed to include twentieth century physics throughout. This is made possible by introducing Einstein’s special theory of relativity in the first chapter. This way, students start off with a modern picture of how space and time behave, and are prepared to approach topics such as mass and energy from a modern point of view. The course, which was developed during 30 plus years working with premedical students, makes very gentle assumptions about the student’s mathematical background. All the calculus needed for studying Physics 2000 is contained in a supplementary chapter which is the first chapter of a physics based calculus text. We can cover all the necessary calculus in one reasonable length chapter because the concepts are introduced in the physics text and the calculus text only needs to handle the formalism. (The remaining chapters of the calculus text introduce the mathematical tools and concepts used in advanced introductory courses for physics and engineering majors. These chapters will appear on a later version of the Physics 2000 CD, hopefully next year.)
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