PHYS 1101: Physics I for Life Sciences

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 4.0

Course Description

This is a calculus-based introductory physics course intended for students planning on a career in the life sciences including biology and the health professions. The course examines, kinematics, including graphs of motion, dynamics, energy, momentum, fluids, oscillations, waves, sound, heat, thermodynamics, geometrical optics and light interference and diffraction, in lectures and laboratories. Examples are chosen, where possible, from applications of interest to students of the life sciences.

Students will receive credit for only one of PHYS 1101 and 1125.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum 'C' grade in Physics 12 or PHYS 1118 or a satisfactory score on the Physics Diagnostic Test; and one of MATH 1171, 1173/1183, or 1253. The MATH course may be taken concurrently with PHYS 1101.

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