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.

Credits:
2
Other:
Minicourse
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:
unlimited
Class Misc Info:
Meets 10/24/18 - 12/11/18. (Drop/Add deadline=11/06/18.).
Repeatability:
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
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Note:
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
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Other Textbook Editions OK.
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