Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
PHY 116 Physics I
3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits
Intended for Biology and Health Science majors. Weight, balance; forces and torques exerted by muscles; introduction to motion and fluid flow; conservation of energy in animate and inanimate systems; energy consumption and metabolism; heat, gravitation, molecular potential energies; energy levels and transitions; binding and dissociation in large and small systems; free energy in chemistry and biology. Articulated experiments include mechanical systems simulating forces and torques in the human arm, energy conversion such as electrical energy to heat. (science) (RLPR) (STEM) NOTE: This course has a material fee.
Prerequisite: MTH 123
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