20123 Fundamentals of Physics for Biology Students I 1

Credits: 3 introductory credits in Physics

Prerequisites: none 2

Recommended: Differential and Integral Calculus I (or Infinitesimal Calculus I), or knowledge of high school Mathematics at least on the 3-point matriculation level

Authors: Yoram Kirsh, Sarah Weissenberg

Students lacking prior high school level Physics background (on a 3-point matriculation level) may encounter difficulties due to the considerable amount of new material. These students are urged to supplement their knowledge prior to enrollment in the course on their own or by taking the Physics Preparatory Workshop (91463). Students lacking suitable background need to be prepared to invest more effort than usual in the course itself.

This course is based on Fundamentals of Physics I (20113) and was especially adapted for Biology students. It includes all the topics studied in Fundamentals of Physics I with additional explanations of the material and examples from the field of Biology.

1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.

2Students who took 5-point high-school Physics and Mathematics and passed with high grades (within the last 5 years), are advised to contact a Physics advisor before enrolling.