PHYSICS 115 - Principles of Physics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Course Note:
Students in LSA may transfer from PHYSICS 135, PHYSICS 140 + PHYSICS 141, or PHYSICS 160 to PHYSICS 115 after the drop/add deadline without receiving a "W" on their transcript for those courses. Please note that students electing this option will receive a "W" for PHYSICS 115, if the course is dropped at any point in the term.

A course transfer request form can be obtained from the Physics Student Services Office at 1440 Randall Lab.

Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are concurrently enrolled in PHYSICS 120, 135, 140, 160, 235, 240, or 260.
Waitlist Capacity:
Class Misc Info:
Meets 10/24/18 - 12/11/18. (Drop/Add deadline=11/06/18.).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is an introductory mini-course on the foundations of physics tailored for students seeking to better prepare for success in the core introductory courses (PHYSICS 135, for life/health sciences and kinesiology, or PHYSICS 140, for science and engineering fields). The course aims to develop skills and abilities needed for problem-solving within the conceptual framework of introductory physics.

Course Requirements:

Grading will be based on quizzes, exams, graded discussions, and online homework.

Attendance is mandatory for all class sessions.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates without a good high school background in (college) mathematics or algebra based physics, students who perform poorly (under 50%) on the Math Pre-test given to students at the beginning of the term in PHYSICS 140, and also those students who perform poorly (C- or below) on the first midterm exam in PHYSICS 140 or PHYSICS 135.

Class Format:

Classes consist of a reading quiz and problem solving discussions. There are no lectures and students are expected to prepare for class by studying the course notes provided online on Canvas.

PHYSICS 115 - Principles of Physics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MTuWTh 6:00PM - 7:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

There is no required textbook for the course. The Young and Freedman University Physics text is recommended as a supplement; homework problems are based on the 13th edition, but any edition is appropriate to use as a supplement for the course. Used iClicker remotes can be purchased from the U-M Computer Showcase for $29.
ISBN: 0321696867
Sears and Zemansky's university physics., Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman ; contributing author, A. Lewis Ford., Publisher: Addison-Wesley 13th ed. 2012
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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