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PHYS 151

Course Summary

Title

General Physics I
(Mechanics)

Credits

4

Prerequisites

[none]

Corequisites

MATH 131  Calculus I

Other restrictions

[none]

Components

LEC, LAB

Minimum grade needed to graduate

C

Term(s) offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

Course(s) that use this one as a prerequisite

PHYS 152  General Physics II  (with MATH 132)
PHYS 261  General Physics III  (with MATH 131)
ECE 211  Circuit Analysis I  (with MATH 132)

Honors version / section

[none]

Notes

  • A grade of C or better is needed to switch into the College of Engineering (from outside the college, with ENGLWRIT 112 and MATH 131). For more information, go to Admission to the College of Engineering.

  • A grade of C or better is also needed to be admitted to a major within ECE (BS-CSE or BS-EE, with five other courses). For more information, go to Admission to the Major (CSE or EE).

  • To take at another institution (other than UMass Amherst), an equivalent course must be Mechanics for science and/or engineering majors. Thus, it must be a 4-credit course, it must be calculus-based, and it must have a lab component. (For more information, go to Taking Classes outside UMass Amherst.)

  • If you earn below C at UMass Amherst, then take an equivalent course somewhere else, the transfer grade does NOT replace the UMass Amherst grade, and the UMass Amherst grade will be used in the cumulative GPA. Thus, students are advised to retake classes at UMass Amherst in order to earn a grade replacement. For more information, go to Taking Classes outside UMass Amherst.

  • Courses offered during the summer are administered by CPE (Continuing and Professional Education), which means there is a fee to enroll. For more information, go to the CPE website.



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