PHYSICS 140 - General Physics I
Section: 100
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125, 135, 139 or 160.
Waitlist Capacity:
50
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 115, 120, 185 or 295. Students should elect PHYSICS 141 concurrently.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

PHYSICS 140 offers an introduction to classical mechanics, the physics of motion. Topics include: vectors, linear motion, projectiles, relative velocity and acceleration, circular motion, Newton's laws, particle dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum, torque, angular momentum, gravitation, planetary motion, fluid statics and dynamics, simple harmonic motion, waves and sound.

PHYSICS 140 students should elect PHYSICS 141 (lab).

Course Requirements:

Student performance is evaluated using a combination of homework assignments, class participation, three evening examinations and a final examination (see "View all Sections" for dates and times).

Intended Audience:

PHYSICS 140 is the first of a three-term sequence in general physics consisting of PHYSICS 140, 240 and 340. This sequence is primarily for students in the physical sciences and engineering. Life science and pre-health students are encouraged to take PHYSICS 135 and 235. Students with a strong interest in physics and a solid preparation in high school physics may wish to consider PHYSICS 160 and 260.

PHYSICS 140 - General Physics I
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
P
23376
Open
1
 
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MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students should elect Physics 141 as the corresponding lab. THREE THURSDAY EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS: OCT 3, OCT 31, & NOV 21, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 13, 7:30-9:30PM
200 (LEC)
P
23377
Open
24
 
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MTuWTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students should elect Physics 141 as the corresponding lab. THREE THURSDAY EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS: OCT 3, OCT 31, & NOV 21, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 13, 7:30-9:30PM
300 (LEC)
P
23378
Open
3
 
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MTuWTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students should elect Physics 141 as the corresponding lab. THREE THURSDAY EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS: OCT 3, OCT 31, & NOV 21, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 13, 7:30-9:30PM
400 (LEC)
P
26203
Open
13
 
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MTuThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Section 400 is reserved for students in the Comprehensive Studies Program. If you would like to register for a CSP section, please contact the Comprehensive Studies office by calling 734.764.9128 or emailing cspinfo@umich.edu. Students should elect Physics 141 as the corresponding lab. THREE THURSDAY EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS: OCT 3, OCT 31, & NOV 21, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 13, 7:30-9:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


Note:
Students can either buy Vol. 1 of University Physics: with Modern Physics+ Mastering Physics Access Code (0321785916) OR the full version of University Physics with Modern Physics + Mastering Physics Access Code(0321675460). Vol 1 & the Mastering Physics Access Code will be used in Physics 140; The full version (includes Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and the Access Code) will be used in Physics 140 and Physics 240.
ISBN: 0321696689
Student solutions manual for university physics : volume 1 ., Author: Lewis Ford, Wayne Anderson., Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Optional
ISBN: 0321696654
Study guide, Sears & Zemansky's University physics, 13th edition, Young and Freedman, Author: Laird Kramer., Publisher: Pearson
Optional
ISBN: 9780321675460
University Physics With Modern Physics + Masteringphysics., Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Optional
ISBN: 0321785916
University Physics Volume 1 (Chs. 1-20), 13th Edition + Masteringphysics.
Required
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