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
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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