Introductory Physics - Part I   [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog
   

PHYS 110 - Introductory Physics - Part I

Type of Course: Lecture, Discussion, Laboratory
Introductory level course stressing both conceptual understanding and problem solving. This is a survey course for both science majors and others. Stresses the simplicity and self-consistency of physical models in explaining a variety of physical phenomena, with special attention to applications in the life sciences. Topics include Newtonian mechanics and an introduction to the thermal properties of matter. Calculus is not required, but elements of algebra and trigonometry are reviewed and utilized. PHYS 110, with PHYS 111 , fulfills the usual entrance requirements for medical and dental schools. Three lectures and one discussion section per week, as well as one laboratory every other week. Fulfills the Scientific Perspective or Formal Analysis requirement.



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