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Spring 2014 Semester
Apr 23, 2017
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PHYS 1161 - Physics 1
Covers calculus-based physics. Offers the first semester of a two-semester integrated lecture and laboratory sequence intended primarily for science students. Covers Newtonian mechanics and fluids. Emphasizes the underlying concepts and principles. Takes applications from a wide variety of fields, such as life sciences and medicine, astro- and planetary physics, and so on. Includes topics such as forces, torque and static equilibrium, one-dimensional and three-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws, dynamics friction, drag, work, energy and power, momentum and collisions, rotational dynamics, oscillations, pressure, fluids, and gravity. Prereq. MATH 1241, MATH 1251, or MATH 1341 (the latter may be taken concurrently); physics, biochemistry, chemistry, and mathematics majors and physics combined majors only. Coreq. PHYS 1162 and PHYS 1163.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Applied Physics/Engineering
      Applied Physics
      Biomedical Physics
      Chemical Engineering/Physics
      Computer Sci/Physics
      Electrical Engineering/Physics
      Environmtl Geology/Physics

PHYS 1162
PHYS 1163

Undergraduate level MATH 1341 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MATH 1241 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MATH 1251 Minimum Grade of D-

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