Three hours lecture per week. An introduction to the fundamental principles of physics using algebra and trigonometry designed primarily for biology and pre-health students. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, oscillatory motion and fluid mechanics. Offered fall semesters. Must be taken concurrently with 270. Prerequisite: placement into MATH-220 or concurrent enrollment into MATH-113. NS

Three hours lecture per week. This course is a continuation of 250. Topics covered include gravitation, electricity, basic circuits, magnetism and optics. Must be taken concurrently with 271. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in 250.

Three hours lecture per week. A calculus-based introduction to the fundamental principles of physics designed primarily for physics, chemistry, biochemistry and pre-engineering students. Topics in kinematics, dynamics, oscillatory motion, and fluid mechanics. Offered fall semester. Must be taken concurrently with 270 and MATH 220. NS

Three hours lecture per week. This course is a continuation of 260. Topics covered include gravitation, electricity, basic circuits, magnetism, and optics. Offered spring semester. Must be taken concurrently with 271. MATH 221 taken concurrently is also recommended. Prerequisites: grade of C or higher in 260; grade of C or higher in MATH 220.

Two hours lab per week. Lab component for 250 and 260. Offered fall semester. Must be taken concurrently with 250 or 260. NS

Two hours lab per week. Lab component for 251 and 261. Offered spring semester. Must be taken concurrently with 251 or 261.

Courses on topics of interest to physics students offered on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness. Prerequisites as determined by the instructor. Restricted to students with freshman or sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit. For specific section description, click to the Section Details in VitNet.

Independent reading and/or research under the guidance of a physics faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. Independent study contract is required. May be repeated for credit.

Three hours lecture/discussion per week The course provides an overview of musculoskeletal anatomy, the mechanical properties and structural behavior of biological tissues, and biodynamics. Specific course topics will include structure and function relationships in tissues and organs; application of stress and strain analysis to biological tissues; analysis of forces in human function and movement; energy and power in human activity; introduction to modeling viscoelasticity of tissues. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in 250 and 270 or 260 and 270, BIOL 104 or 160.

Courses on topics of interest to physics students offered on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness. Prerequisites as determined by the instructor. Restricted to students with junior standing or higher. May be repeated for credit. For specific section description, click to the Section Details in VitNet.