PHYSICS 135 - Physics for the Life Sciences I
Section: 200
Term: FA 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 140 or 160.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 115, 120, 185, or 295. Students should elect PHYSICS 136 concurrently.
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:

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.

PHYSICS 135 - Physics for the Life Sciences I
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
P
20413
Open
5
 
-
MTuThF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Students should elect PHYSICS 136 as the corresponding lab. Evening midterm exams for this course take place at 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Nov. 29. Please avoid any conflicts with the midterm exam times.
200 (LEC)
P
20414
Open
3
 
-
MTuThF 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students should elect PHYSICS 136 as the corresponding lab. Evening midterm exams for this course take place at 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Nov. 29. Please avoid any conflicts with the midterm exam times.
300 (LEC)
P
21848
Closed
0
2CSP
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MTuThF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This section is reserved for CSP students. Permission from a CSP advisor is required. Please contact CSP for more information at 764-9128 or csp-4info@umich.edu. Students should elect PHYSICS 136 as the corresponding lab. Evening midterm exams for this course take place at 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Nov. 29. Please avoid any conflicts with the midterm exam times.
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying
Note:
The custom Wiley textbook (ISBN: 1118812131) is optional, but highly recommended. Mastering Physics software should be compatible with the 14th edition of University Physics by Young and Freedman. Student do not need to purchase the University Physics e-text or textbook. Costs -- Mastering Physics: $69, iClicker remote: $29 (used at U-M Computer Showcase)
ISBN: 9781118812136
General Physics
Optional
Pearson's Mastering Physics
Required
iClicker Remote
Required
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