A Summer Residency Course for Teachers of Physics
Instructors: R.A. Lindgren, Instructor of Record and Lecturer
Office Hours: TBA
Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics (Extended 6th Edition) by Halliday, Resnick & Walker. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 0-471-33236-4
PHYS 632 (4 credits) Classical and Modern Physics II. This calculus based course includes 2 hours of intensive physics lecture/ demonstrations/ discussion and 1 1/2 hours of problems each day for 4 weeks. Topics include Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics. Emphasis is on physics concepts geared toward middle school physical science and high school physics teachers. Problem sets continue through early Fall through distance-learning via the internet. The Final Exam is given in October via the internet (with a local proctor).
It is strongly recommended that students prepare for the course PRIOR to arrival by acquiring the textbook and pre-reading the chapters to be covered. This course is the most difficult topic in the 3-course series of Classical and Modern Physics. In order to be adequately prepared for the homework and the lecture sessions, a review of necessary math/calculus skills is necessary. Appendix E of the textbook (beginning on pg A-9) lists mathematical formulas, trig functions, vector products, derivatives and integrals. Please seek additional review material if these topics are not familiar.