117 NUMERICAL REASONING IN NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY MC QR 3 FS MAT 111 120 130 or

117 numerical reasoning in nature and technology mc

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117 NUMERICAL REASONING IN NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY MC-QR 3 F,S MAT 111, 120, 130, or 145 req. May not be taken under the CT/NC option. Logical, analytical, mathematical, and computational skills important to quantitative understanding of topics in nature and technology. 152 STATICS 3 S PHY 110 and MAT 147 req. Analysis of force systems; equilibrium of two- and three- dimensional systems; trusses, frames, friction; centroids; moments of inertia; hydrostatic pressure on submerged bod- ies; principle of virtual work. 201 ASTRONOMY LABORATORY 2 F,S PHY 101 and cons inst req; PHY Ed maj only; course may not be taken in fulfillment of ISBE req for second area certification. Optional lab to complement and extend concepts presented in PHY 101. Special emphasis placed on the role of astron- omy in the secondary school curriculum. 205 ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE OC-SMT 3 F,S Inner Core and PHY 102 req. MC-QR category req. Big Bang Theory; observational and theoretical basis for its development; the early universe; and connection between the universe and subatomic particles. Physics
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222 C A S 206 CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY OC-SMT 3 F,S Inner Core req. MC-QR category req. Chaos and complexity science in historical/social context, strange attractors, fractals, and self-organization; diverse applications from weather forecasting to artificial life. 207 ENERGY AND SOCIETY OC-SMT 3 F,S Inner Core req. MC-QR category req. Scientific, technological, environmental, economic, health, ethical, and political aspects of energy production and use, from fossil and nuclear fuels to renewable energy sources. 209 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS 1 F 10 hrs in PHY req. Physics Teacher Ed maj/min only. Clin Exp: 25 hrs, Type 1-6. A weekly seminar in which students exchange information and share reflections derived from clinical observations made in area high schools. 217 METHODS OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS 3 S PHY 111; MAT 147; MAT 175 or conc reg req. Mathematics applied to physics: multivariate calculus, vec- tor and tensor analysis, curvilinear coordinates, complex numbers, differential equations, numerical methods. 220 MECHANICS I 3 F PHY 112 and MAT 147 req. Newton’s laws applied to the study of motion of point masses subjected to viscous, frictional, elastic, central, harmonic, interparticle, and conservative forces. 240 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I 3 F PHY 217 req. Electrostatic fields and potentials in vacuum, Gauss’ law, electrostatics of dielectrics, magnetostatics, Biot-Savart, Ampere, and Faraday laws, magnetic induction, magnetic materials, and Maxwell’s equations. 270 EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS 1 F,S PHY 112 and 220 req; ENG 249 rec. Repeatable for cr up to max of 3 hrs total. Laboratory experiments that demonstrate principles of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Emphasis on experimental technique, analysis, and on the quality of written reports.
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