2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Feb 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PHYS 1130 - Physics for Poets (with Lab)


Goals: To introduce non-science students to the conceptual development and philosophical implications of some aspects of physics, allow students to gain insights into the practice of science, and give students experience with problem solving.

Content: Topics will vary with instructor but may include motion, energy, solids, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, atoms, the nucleus, particles, and astronomy. The laboratory will include a variety of experiences designed to allow students to practice investigative science and gain hands-on experience.

Prerequisite: High school algebra

NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4