General Physics I


First part of a two-semester calculus-based course for students in health or life sciences. Core topics: kinematics, dynamics, systems of particles, conservation laws, statics, fluids, oscillations, waves. Additional possible topics: sound, diffusion, thermodynamics, selected applications. For credit, enrollment in PHYSICS 141L, and lab and discussion sections (PHYSICS 141L9, 141D) required. Physics majors should enroll in PHYSICS 161D/161L, 162D/162L in their freshman year. Closed to students with credit for PHYSICS 151L, 152L, 161D. Prerequisites: one year of college calculus such as MATH 105L, 106L, 21. MATH 122 recommended. One course.

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