May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 117LR - Honors Physics I


PHY 117 is a calculus based Honors physics course, which covers similar topics as PHY 107 , but in greater depth. This course is intended for potential physics majors, students in the honors college, and advanced students in other majors (with permission from the instructor). The class will be taught at a level comfortable for students who would receive a B or higher in a typical PHY 107  class. Because of the higher average GPA of students in this class, grading will be adjusted to reflect this quality, rather than following the conventional curves used for PHY 107 . Introductory materials, such as review of trigonometry, vectors and calculus, in PHY 107  will not be covered. This leaves room to expose students to a wider range of interesting applications of Newtonian mechanics, and recent developments in topics such as Special Relativity and Cosmology. The class size is limited, to encourage interactive learning and communications between students and the instructor. This course satisfies 4 credits (out of the mandated 7 credits total) of UB’s Science Literacy and Inquiry General Education requirements. Enrollment is not allowed in PHY117 if a student has current enrollment in PHY 107 .

Credits: 4

Grading
Graded (GRD)

Typically Offered:
Fall

Requisites:
Enrollment is not allowed in PHY117 if a student has current enrollment in PHY 107 .