PHYSICS 121 - Physics of Architecture and Design
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/1
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
High school algebra and trigonometry.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

A comprehensive one-semester introduction to physics in the context of architecture and design. The nature of force and motion, static equilibrium, energy, electricity and circuits, fluids, heat and heat transfer, and light and illumination, will be discussed with examples drawn from architecture, urban planning, and natural forms.

Course Requirements:

The course is self-contained, the only prerequisites are high-school geometry/algebra and common sense. Skill with visualizing and calculating will be built up via problem solving and guided by extensive group work in class. There will be weekly problem sets and a set of exams. A weekly laboratory will reinforce hands-on concepts.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students in or planning to transfer to the Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, as well as students in any school or college who are interested in the physical foundations of architecture and design.

Class Format:

Two hours each of lecture, discussion, and laboratory each week.

PHYSICS 121 - Physics of Architecture and Design
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 0741419297
Physics for architects, Author: Yehuda Salu., Publisher: Infinity Pub. 2nd ed. 2009
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