General Physics I


First part of a two-semester calculus-based course suitable for students in the life sciences. Core topics: kinematics, dynamics, systems of particles, conservation laws, statics, fluids, oscillations, waves. Physics 141 either has either a lecture component supplemented by lab and discussion sections, or one integrated team-based learning arrangement. 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).
Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • QS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring