A general survey of physics topics including electricity, magnetism, optics, modern physics, and thermal physics. Calculus is used extensively and some familiarity with computers is assumed. This course is intended for math-physics majors and dual-degree engineering students and strongly recommended for any student who plans to do graduate work in any of the sciences or mathematics. Four lectures weekly. In special circumstances, a student with previous physics experience may take this course without PHY-271. Consult instructor. Credit for PHY-272 will not be granted to students who have completed PHY-232.