Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Dec 10, 2019  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog
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PHYS 233 - Physics for the Life Sciences I

The first part of a two-semester course in general physics specifically oriented towards applications relevant for students in biology and pre-medical programs. The course covers basic mechanics including forces and energy, properties of matter, and thermodynamics done in authentic biological contexts. PREREQUISITE(S): BIOL 150 CHEM 131 , and either MATH 170  or MATH 181  or consent of department. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): Either MATH 171  or MATH 182 . Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory/discussion each week.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Explain and use concepts of forces and energy in biological contexts
  • Quantify and carry out One significant figure estimations in essentially any situation.
  • Solve problems with mixed units in the context of forces and energy.
  • Explain the relationship among dimensions, units, and functional dependence.


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