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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics


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Chairperson
 
Elizabeth Gordon  
Professor
Associate Professors
Bruce Duncan  
Jiang Yu  

Objectives for the Program in Physics

The Physics program offers a variety of courses that fulfill the laboratory science requirement for all students.

PHYS 1100 , PHYS 1200 , PHYS 2000 , are for non-science majors and are strongly recommended for satisfying the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements.

PHYS 2300  and PHYS 2400  are the standard non-calculus general Physics courses offered at most baccalaureate institutions. The sequence is taken by earth systems science, chemistry, biology, computer sciences, mathematics, some exercise and sports science majors, and most industrial technology majors. They are also appropriate to the non-science major interested in applying mathematical problem-solving techniques to physical settings.

  and   are calculus-based versions of PHYS 2300 and PHYS 2400, respectively.  Majors in Computer Science and Mathematics are encouraged to take this sequence, as is anyone with the appropriate mathematical background.

 

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