PHYSICS 140 - General Physics I
Section: 400
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 135 or 160.
Consent:
With permission of department.
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). Electronic waitlists do not function with co-requisites, so PHYSICS 140 and PHYSICS 141 do not have Wolverine Access waitlists. Students who are unable to find a seat in PHYSICS 140 and PHYSICS 141 may email physics.sso@umich.edu to be added to a department-maintained waitlist. In the email, students should include their UMID number with one lab and one lecture section number that works in their schedule. The “paper” waitlists will function in the same manner as Wolverine Access waitlists:

  • Only students who are not already enrolled in the course will be able to join the waitlist.
  • Students may be on the waitlist for only section at a time.
  • Students will be removed from the waitlist after an electronic permission is issued.

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
20407
Open
1
 
-
MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students must elect PHYSICS 141 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. 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
20408
Open
36
 
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MTuWTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students must elect PHYSICS 141 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. 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
20409
Closed
0
 
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MTuWTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students must elect PHYSICS 141 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. 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
21843
Open
6
14CSP
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MTuThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students must elect PHYSICS 141 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. 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.
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


Note:
Students should purchase the 13th edition of the University Physics textbook. Mastering Physics software may be purchased separately from the textbook. Costs -- Mastering Physics: $69, FlipIt Physics: $30, iClicker remote: $29 (used at U-M Computer Showcase)
FlipItPhysics
Required
iClicker
Required
Pearson's Mastering Physics
Required
ISBN: 032173338X
Sears and Zemansky's University physics : with modern physics, Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman ; contributing author, A. Lewis Ford., Publisher: Addison Wesley 13th ed. 2012
Required
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