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PHYS233: Physics For Life Sciences I (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Fall, Spring, Summer; 4 Credits


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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.



Textbook(s) for Fall 2022

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
College Physics: A Stragetic Approach Knight, Jones, Field 4th 978-0135160121 Pearson Optional Book is optional in either print or online form.
Modified Mastering Physics with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for College Physics: A Strategic Approach Knight, Jones, Field 4th 978-0134724744 Pearson Required May purchase in bookstore or online.

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