Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS233 — Spring 2018
Course Info

PHYS233: Physics For Life Sciences I

Purdue Catalog Entry | Class Times | Exam Schedules


Fall, Spring, Summer; 4 Credits


View Additional Prerequisities


Fall 2014 course page: Course information, calendar, lecture schedule, and other materials for the Fall 2014 semester of PHYS233 is available at

Physics For Life Sciences I builds upon prerequisite knowledge in college level biology, chemistry, and mathematics to present introductory physics that will be useful for applying physical principles, insights, and problem solving approaches for students with life science majors. Content will feature the Newtonian framework with emphasis on friction, drag and viscosity, random motion and diffusion, fluid flow, the Coulomb force, molecular forces and bonding, momentum, conservation of energy, entropy, and the first and second laws of thermodynamics.


Durbin, Stephen


Durbin, Stephen

Textbook(s) for Spring 2018
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
i>Clicker 978-1498601634 Required

Course Admin
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016 3:42 PM