PHSC 0101 - Introduction to Physics

Credits: 4

A largely nonmathematical introduction to the methodology and content of physics, and to the multifaceted interactions between science, technology and society. Topics from both classical and modern physics will be introduced, including Newton's laws of motion, thermodynamics, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, special relativity, and quantum mechanics. Links between physics, biology, geology, astronomy and technology will be explored. Laboratory work is an integral part of the course and emphasizes a discovery approach. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

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