PHYS 502 Classical Mechanics (Graduate)

This course focuses on Newtonian (non-relativistic) mechanics and its Lagrangian formulation with applications to the motions of particles in three dimensions, systems of particles, gravitation and orbits, rigid body rotations and small vibrations).

Note: This course is designed for those seeking the credentials required by many regional accrediting bodies in order to be able to teach advanced placement, concurrent early college, and community college Physics courses.

This course is available to all eligible teachers regardless of religious affiliation.  Some assignments may reflect Indiana Wesleyan University’s faith-based culture.

Prerequisite Courses: Physics 501 Mathematical Methods in Physics or equivalent

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge: A bachelor’s degree with a physics major or be state certified (in any state) to teach Physics at a secondary school level, and PHYS-501 or equivalent. Undergraduate coursework must include calculus (through multivariate) and ordinary differential equations.

Related Offerings:
Physics 501 Mathematical Methods in Physics (Winter/Spring I 2022 & Fall I 2022)
Physics 502 Classical Mechanics (Winter/Spring II 2022 & Fall II 2022)
Physics 503 Electromagnetism (Winter/Spring I 2022 & Winter/Spring I 2023)
Physics 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (Winter/Spring II 2022 & Winter/Spring II 2023)
Physics 505 Quantum Mechanics II (Summer I 2022 & Summer I 2023)
Physics 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Summer II 2022 & Summer II 2023)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Semester: Winter/Spring II 2023

Instructor: TBD

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Date: 2/28/23 – 4/24/23

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

PHYS 502: Classical Mechanics