This is the first of two noncalculus courses covering the fundamental principles of physics and is targeted specifically toward life-science majors and students planning to enter the health professions. Note that PHYS111 and PHYS112 may be taken in any order. By drawing on examples from everyday life, such as car crashes, basketball, and dance, as well as drawing from examples of interest to life scientists, the physics of mechanics, atoms, and nuclei will be covered in the first semester. The emphasis will be on developing a conceptual understanding of the physical processes as well as problem-solving skills. The lab PHYS121 is recommended.
This course will provide students with mathematical tools and general concepts to quantitatively model everyday physical processes in the world around us.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CHEM)(E&ES)(MB&B)(NS&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three exams, weekly homework assignments, and in-class projects/group-work.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students planning to enter the health professions should be aware that a year of physics with laboratory is usually required for admission. The laboratory course to take to fulfill this requirement is PHYS121. Consult your academic advisor(s) if you are in doubt about similar requirements in your field.
|Instructor(s): Westling,Lynn Adrea Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: SCIE150; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: UNL||SR major: UNL||JR major: UNL|| || |
|Seats Available: UNL||GRAD: X||SR non-major: UNL||JR non-major: UNL||SO: UNL||FR: UNL|
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