PHY-139: Introduction to Physics

A comprehensive introduction to physics. Discussion of fundamental principles: numerous examples of practical applications. Topics include forces, motion, energy, heat, fluids, electricity, magmetism, light, and the atom. High school algebra required and used freely. Note that P139 is a 4 credit course which carries GenEd PS credit, while P139NG is a 3 credit version intended for natural resources and certain other majors interested in a quantitative one-semester course. P139NG does not carry GenEd PS credit. Does not replace Physics 131-134 for science majors.

P139 is currently not being offered. Most majors that previously required P139 use P100 or P131 to satisfy the physics requirement for their major.

Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
3-4
Prerequisites: 
none
Corequisites: 
none
Semester(s) offered: 
Occasional
GenEd: PS

Course Schedules

Semester Sec Instructor Times / Rm
Fall 2012
1
John Donoghue
TuTh 4:00
HAS 134
Fall 2011
1
John Donoghue
TuTh 4:00-5:15
HAS 134
Fall 2010
1
Jason Stevens
TuTh 4:00
HAS 134
Fall 2009
1
Robert Hallock
TuTh 4:00-5:15
HAS 134
Fall 2008
1
Robert Hallock
TuTh 4:00
HAS 134
Fall 2007
1
Robert Hallock
TuTh 4:00
HAS 134
Fall 2006
1
Robert Hallock
TuTh 4:00
Has 134
Fall 2006
1
Robert Hallock
TuTh 4:00
HAS 134
Fall 2005
1
David Scott
TuTh 4:00-5:15
HAS 134
Fall 2004 William Mullin
TuTh 4:00-5:15 PM
Has 134