**Section:**101

PHYSICS 125 is the first of a two-term sequence offered primarily for students concentrating in architecture, pharmacy, or natural resources, and for preprofessional students preparing for medicine, dentistry or related health sciences. PHYSICS 125 and 126 are an appropriate sequence for any student wanting a quantitative introduction to the basic principles of physics but without the mathematical sophistication of PHYSICS 140 and 240. Strong emphasis is placed on problem solving, and skills in rudimentary algebra and trigonometry are assumed. While a high school level background in physics is not assumed, it is helpful. Topics covered during the first term include vectors, one- and two-dimensional motion, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, rotational motion, momentum, energy, pressure in fluids, oscillations, and waves. The course is based on three one-hour examinations, class performance and a final examination. PHYSICS 125 students elect PHYSICS 127 (lab).

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