University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vp 140: Physics I


Course description: 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.
Credit hours: 4 credits(No credits are counted towards graduation for those who have completed Vp160)
Pre-requisites: 3 years high school math, strong background in high school Physics
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