Official course description: PHYS 2207–PHYS 2208 is a two-semester introduction to physics with emphasis on tools generally applicable in sciences, intended for students majoring in physical science, mathematics, or analytically oriented biological science. The combination of lectures illustrated with applications from the sciences, medicine, and everyday life, weekly labs tightly coupled to lectures that introduce computer-aided data acquisition and analysis, and recitations that emphasize cooperative problem-solving, provide a rich exposure to the methods of physics and the basic analytical and scientific communication skills required by all scientists. Course covers mechanics, conservation laws, waves, and topics from thermal physics, fluids, acoustics, and materials physics. At the level of Fundamentals of Physics, Vol. I, ninth ed., by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker.