Catalog descriptions often should be taken with a grain of salt.
Department of Physics - SDSU
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Forum for Physics Educators
| [mailto:PHYS-L@list1.ucc.nau.edu] On Behalf Of Rodney Dunning
| Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 3:28 PM
| To: PHYS-L@LISTS.NAU.EDU
| Subject: Re: PHYS-L Digest - 24 Mar 2005 - Special issue (#2005-104)
| Carl Mungan wrote:
| > Let me get this straight, Rick: you teach mechanics in one
| > then thermo/E&M/optics in a second semester of the same number of
| > weeks?
| At my institution, yes. Here are our catalog descriptions:
| PH 121 General Physics I: Mechanics of linear and rotational
| motion, oscillations, and waves, using vectors and calculus.
| PH 122 General Physics II: Thermodynamics, electricity, and
| magnetism, electrical circuits, electromagnetic wave motion,
| and geometrical optics of lenses and mirrors.
| I think the problems here are obvious. That's part of the
| reason I initiated this thread. By the way, thanks to
| everyone for their
| comments-- and please continue.
| Rodney Dunning
| Assistant Professor of Physics
| Birmingham-Southern College
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