PHYSICS 140 - General Physics I
Fall 2014, Section 400
Instruction Mode: Section 400 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, 135, 139 or 160.
Consent:
With permission of department.
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:

Description

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.

Schedule

PHYSICS 140 - General Physics I
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
 In Person
22562
Open
20
 
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MTuW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students should elect Physics 141 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
22563
Open
9
 
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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 2, OCT 30, & NOV 20, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 12 7:30-9:30PM
300 (LEC)
 In Person
22564
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 2, OCT 30, & NOV 20, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 12 7:30-9:30PM
400 (LEC)
 In Person
24822
Open
8
 
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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 2, OCT 30, & NOV 20, 6-8 PM; FINAL: FRIDAY, DEC 12 7:30-9:30PM

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