General Physics I


First part of a two-semester calculus-based course intended 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 lecture, lab and discussion sections (Physics 141L9, 141D) required. Physics majors should enroll in Physics 161D/164L, 162D/165L in their first year. Not recommended for students with credit for Physics 151L, 152L, 161D. Recommended prerequisite: college calculus (Mathematics 21, Mathematics 105 and 106, or Mathematics 111). Mathematics 122 also recommended (may be taken concurrently). Instructor: Brown, Kotwal
Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • QS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring