# Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

**Matthew R. Depies**

B PHYS 114

Bothell Campus

### General Physics

Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Mechanics. Recommended: working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry; one year high school physics; concurrent registration in B PHYS 117.

**Class description**

First quarter of a three quarter sequence. This course covers kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, energy, momentum, angular momentum, and Newton's formalism for gravitation. This is done without the calculus.

**Student learning goals**

**General method of instruction**

Class sessions will include lectures, interactive problem solving, clicker problems, tutorials, and demonstrations.

**Recommended preparation**

Mathematics up to calculus is strongly recommended. This should include the study of vectors and trigonometry.

**Class assignments and grading**

Class assignments will include two midterm exams, one final exam, online homework via WebAssign.net, turned in homework, and in class interactive clicker questions.

*The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.*

Last Update by Matthew R. Depies

Date: 03/21/2013