PHYSICS 135 - Physics for the Life Sciences I
Fall 2014, Section 200
Instruction Mode: Section 200 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 125, 140 or 160.
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 115, 120, 185, or 295. Students should elect PHYSICS 136 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:

Description

Life is a physical process, limited and enabled by the same laws of nature that govern the inanimate world. This course is the first of a two-course introduction to the physics of life.

PHYSICS 135 is divided into three main topics. The course begins with the mechanics of life; how organisms support themselves against the pull of gravity, and how they apply forces to move themselves around. After this, you will learn about energy and how its flow enables the assembly and activity of life. The final third of the course examines life’s media, air and water, and explores how the behaviors of fluids influence life.

PHYSICS 135 students should elect PHYSICS 136 (lab).

Course Requirements:

The course grade is based on homework, three evening examinations (see "View all Sections" for dates and times), class performance and a final examination.

Intended Audience:

PHYSICS 135 and 235 is the best introductory physics sequence for students planning majors in any of the life sciences, as well as students planning to pursue medicine, kinesiology, or the health sciences as a profession.

Class Format:

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Schedule

PHYSICS 135 - Physics for the Life Sciences I
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
 In Person
22568
Open
6
 
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MTuThF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Students should elect Physics 136 as the corresponding lab. THREE THURSDAY EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS: OCT 2, OCT 30, & NOV 20, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 12 7:30-9:30PM
200 (LEC)
 In Person
22569
Open
13
 
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MTuThF 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students should elect Physics 136 as the corresponding lab. THREE THURSDAY EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS: OCT 2, OCT 30, & NOV 20, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 12 7:30-9:30PM
300 (LEC)
 In Person
24847
Closed
0
 
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MTuThF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Section 300 is reserved for students in the Comprehensive Studies Program. To receive permission to enroll in this class, you must meet with a CSP Advisor by calling 734.764.9128 to schedule an appointment or come into our offices at 1139 Angell Hall during walk in advising (every afternoon from 1 - 4 PM). Note: Waitlist is maintained by the department. Students should elect Physics 136 as the corresponding lab. THREE THURSDAY EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS: OCT 2, OCT 30, & NOV 20, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 12 7:30-9:30PM

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