Physics 221/221-212/222 is the one-year calculus-based introductory physics sequence offered at Syracuse University. This calculus-based course includes a regularly scheduled lab and provides the necessary physics background for health professionals and others who need physics but are not required to take a calculus-based course.
PHY 211 introduces the basic concepts in general physics, including kinematics, motion in 1D and 2D, Newton’s laws and rotational motion. After completing this course, students will be able to apply the basic principles of physics to describe, predict and analyze simple motion in a wide range of phenomena. Student co-register for PHY 221. This lab course provides hands-on intuition about general physics covered in the PHY 211 lecture course while developing practical laboratory skills.
In Physics 212, you will learn about electricity, magnetism, and the unification of the two: electromagnetism. The objectives of this course are: (1) To develop a basic understanding of the laws of electromagnetism; (2) to develop the ability to apply these new concepts, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to familiar and unfamiliar physical situations. Student co-register for PHY 222. This lab course provides hands-on intuition about general physics covered in the PHY 212 lecture course while developing practical laboratory skills.