PHYSICS 140 - General Physics I
Section: 300
Term: WN 2018
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 135 or 160.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
COREQUISITE: PHYSICS 141 (LAB).
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 115, 120, 185 or 295.
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
20947
Open
220
 
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MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Evening midterms for this course will take place 6-9pm on February 1, March 8, and April 5. Students should avoid scheduling classes that conflict with this time. As in previous terms, midterm exams will be written to take 1.5 hours. This semester, all students will be allowed to take as much as 50% more time should they feel they would benefit from it. The final exam will be Friday, April 20, at 7:30pm. Students must elect PHYSICS 141 as the corresponding lab. A laptop will be required to complete some of the course assignments for PHYSICS 140 and 141. Students with concerns or questions about this requirement should email physics.sso@umich.edu.
200 (LEC)
P
20948
Open
245
 
-
MTuWTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Evening midterms for this course will take place 6-9pm on February 1, March 8, and April 5. Students should avoid scheduling classes that conflict with this time. As in previous terms, midterm exams will be written to take 1.5 hours. This semester, all students will be allowed to take as much as 50% more time should they feel they would benefit from it. The final exam will be Friday, April 20, at 7:30pm. Students must elect PHYSICS 141 as the corresponding lab. A laptop will be required to complete some of the course assignments for PHYSICS 140 and 141. Students with concerns or questions about this requirement should email physics.sso@umich.edu.
300 (LEC)
P
20949
Open
245
 
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MTuWTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Evening midterms for this course will take place 6-9pm on February 1, March 8, and April 5. Students should avoid scheduling classes that conflict with this time. As in previous terms, midterm exams will be written to take 1.5 hours. This semester, all students will be allowed to take as much as 50% more time should they feel they would benefit from it. The final exam will be Friday, April 20, at 7:30pm. Students must elect PHYSICS 141 as the corresponding lab. A laptop will be required to complete some of the course assignments for PHYSICS 140 and 141. Students with concerns or questions about this requirement should email physics.sso@umich.edu.
400 (LEC)
P
21908
Open
25
25CSP
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MTuWThF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Section 400 is for Comprehensive Studies students only. Students should contact CSP to receive an override for this section. Evening midterms for this course will take place 6-9pm on February 1, March 8, and April 5. Students should avoid scheduling classes that conflict with this time. As in previous terms, midterm exams will be written to take 1.5 hours. This semester, all students will be allowed to take as much as 50% more time should they feel they would benefit from it. The final exam will be Friday, April 20, at 7:30pm. Students must elect PHYSICS 141 as the corresponding lab. A laptop will be required to complete some of the course assignments for PHYSICS 140 and 141. Students with concerns or questions about this requirement should email physics.sso@umich.edu.
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