Catalogue 2012 - 2013

PHYS 123 Physics of the Life Sciences 1


4 cr.


MATH 123.

Course Description

This course is a calculus-based introduction to the fundamental principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, and some nuclear physics covering applications to chemistry, biology, and the life sciences. Emphasis is placed upon problem solving, deduction of solutions from first principles, and simple model building. Students gain an understanding of Kinematics, statics, energy, and momentum, Newton's laws, fluid motion, temperature, heat and thermodynamic laws, and nuclear physics as relevant to medical applications. Three lecture hours, one three-hour lab.