Fundamentals of Physics I


First semester of a two-semester sequence intended for potential physics or biophysics majors. Course discusses vector algebra, description of motion, Newton's laws, work and energy, systems of particles, conservation laws, rotation, gravity, mechanics of fluids, oscillations, mechanical waves, and sound. Prerequisites: Mathematics 21 and 122 or equivalents; Mathematics 122 may be taken concurrently. Recommended that course is taken concurrently with Physics 164L.
Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • QS