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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