University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vp 140: Physics I

Credits: No credits are counted towards graduation for those who have completed Vp160
Prerequisites: Calculus I or equivalent training from high school
Co-requisites: Vp141
Content: This is the first of a two-term sequence in general physics for scientists and engineers. Covers topics
from classical mechanics, including vectors, motion in one dimension, circular motion, projectile motion, relative
velocity and acceleration, Newton’s laws, particle dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum, torque, angular
momentum of a particle, simple harmonic motion, gravitation, planetary motion, pressure and density of fluids,
and Archimedes principle.
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