What makes this course interesting?

  • Develop a deep understanding of foundational principles of physics in classical mechanics and modern physics by applying these principles to complex physical situations that combine multiple aspects of physics rather than present concepts in isolation
  • Discuss, confer, and debate with classmates to explain a physical phenomenon investigated in class
  • Design and conduct inquiry-based laboratory investigations to solve problems through first-hand observations, data collection, analysis and interpretation

Develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills through inquiry-based learning.

Explore topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.

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