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:

Cohort 2 – Winter/Spring II 24:

PHYS 501 Mathematical Methods (W/S II 24)
PHYS 502 Classical Mechanics (SU I 24)
PHYS 503 Electromagnetism (SU II 24)
PHYS 504 Intro- Quan Mechanics (FA I 24)
PHYS 505 Quantum Mechanics II (FA lI 24
PHYS 506 Thermodynamics (W/S I 25)

Cohort 3 – Winter/Spring I 25:

PHYS 501 Mathematical Methods (W/S I 25)
PHYS 502 Classical Mechanics (W/S II 25)
PHYS 503 Electromagnetism (SU I 25)
PHYS 504 Intro- Quan Mechanics (SU II 25)
PHYS 505 Quantum Mechanics II (FA l 25)
PHYS 506 Thermodynamics (FA II 25)

*STEM VI is funded through SU II 25.  All coures beyond that date are pending funding renewal.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Semester: Summer I 2024

Instructor: Bradley Mauger

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Date: 4/30/24 – 6/24/24

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion Option: Yes

PHYS 502 Syllabus

Master of Science in Physics in Education

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction