Matthew R. Depies
B PHYS 114
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.
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.
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.