Matthew R. Depies
B PHYS 115
Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Heat and electromagnetism. Prerequisite: B PHYS 114; recommended: concurrent registration in B PHYS 118.
Second quarter of a three quarter sequence. This course covers fluid statics & dynamics, kinetic theory, thermodynamics, and electricity & magnetism. No calculus is used.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class sessions will include lectures, interactive problem solving, tutorials, and demonstrations.
Mathematics up to calculus is strongly recommended, to 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.