Mar 02, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

PHY 102 - Ideas of Physics

3 Credits


Students investigate the ideas and wonders of physics including Newtonian mechanics, gravitation, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, oscillations, waves, electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic energy, relativity, and quantum mechanics. Students explore the concepts of physics–largely without the use of mathematics–and apply these concepts to reveal the foundational rules of Nature. Students consider applications that advance sustainability and address solutions to current issues such as climate change, energy, pollution, food production, species extinction, social inequality, and environmental degradation.