PHYS S-1A Principles of Physics: Mechanics
This course is an introduction to classical mechanics, with special emphasis on the motion in fluids of biological objects, from proteins to people. Topics covered include momentum and energy conservation, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, oscillations, elasticity, fluids, random walks, and diffusion. Examples and problem set questions are drawn from the life sciences and medicine. This course fulfills one of two semsters of physics for entrance to medical school. May be taken concurrently with PHYS S-1b.