Jul 18, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics


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Chairperson
   
Elizabeth Gordon    
Professor
Assistant Professor
Instructor
Jiang Yu Jared Vanasse Tina Morin
     

Objectives for the Program in Physics

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

PHYS 1100  and PHYS 2000  are for non-science majors and are recommended for satisfying the scientific inquiry and analysis or procedural and logical thinking requirements.

PHYS 2300  and PHYS 2400  are the standard non-calculus general Physics courses offered at most baccalaureate institutions. The sequence is taken by environmental and earth science, chemistry, biology, computer sciences, mathematics, some exercise and sports science majors, and most engineering 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 Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics are encouraged to take this sequence, as is anyone with the appropriate mathematical background.

 

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