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. 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.

Prerequisite:  A bachelor’s degree with a physics major or be state certified (in any state) to teach Physics at a secondary school level

Prerequisite Courses: Physics 501 Mathematical Methods in Physics or equivalent

Sequential Offerings:
Physics 501 Mathematical Methods in Physics (Spring 2020)
Physics 502 Classical Mechanics (Summer I 2020)
Physics 503 Electromagnetism (Summer II 2020)
Physics 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (Fall 2020)
Physics 505 Quantum Mechanics II (Spring 2021)
Physics 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Summer 2021)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor: Bradley Mauger, Ph.D.

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Date: 5/4/2020 – 6/28/2020

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12