Liberal Arts > Physics

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: MATH120,MATH126 or higher

Introduces students to a broad range of concepts in physics from basic classical mechanics to modern physics. Students will conduct at least four experiments with many demonstrations performed throughout the course.


II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to general concepts in physics across a broad range of topics in physics.

Upon successful completion of PHYS 100 (defined as a letter grade of C or better, 73% or higher overall score) learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of concepts covering a broad range of physical phenomena.
  • Gather and interpret data through guided scientific procedures.

III. Topics

Topics include but are not limited to the following. The process of scientific inquiry, classical mechanics, wave mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, atomic physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, relativity, and cosmology.


Scheduled PHYS-100 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no PHYS-100 classes scheduled for this term.