PHYSICS 135 - Physics for the Life Sciences I
Section: 200
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 140 or 160.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 115, 120, 185, or 295. Students should elect PHYSICS 136 concurrently.
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:

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.

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PHYSICS 135 - Physics for the Life Sciences I
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
MTuThF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Students should elect PHYSICS 136 as the corresponding lab.
200 (LEC)
MTuThF 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students should elect PHYSICS 136 as the corresponding lab.
300 (LEC)
MTuWThF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Section 300 is for Comprehensive Studies students only. Students should contact CSP to receive an override for this section. Students should elect PHYSICS 136 as the corresponding lab.
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ISBN: 9781118812136
General Physics
ISBN: 9781119456995
General Physics
Mastering Physics Access Code
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