Life and Health Sciences I
An algebra-based introduction to physics focusing on mechanics. Topics include vectors; Newton’s Laws; static equilibrium of point and extended bodies; kinematics and dynamics in 1 and 2 dimensions; gravity; momentum and energy conservation; work; rotational dynamics; and fluids. Applications to biology, human physiology, and medical technology will be emphasized. Recommended for students in the life or health sciences. Students expecting to take additional physics courses above the 100-level should take PHYS 121. Credit will be granted for only one of PHYS 101, 121, 100, or 120. Three credits and lab.