PHY 105 Concepts in Physics

Description: PHY 105 is a physics survey course designed to help non-majors attain a basic level of scientific literacy and an appreciation of how physics affects our lives and society. Students are taught to understand what science is (and isn't) and the process of using science to study our physical world. We will survey theories and experiments from astronomy, Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, general and special relativity, quantum mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics are discussed. Emphasis is placed on how physics relates to important social issues such as climate change, energy, health, warfare, and communication.

3 credits (3 hours of lecture + 1 hour of lab)

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