Fall 2017 quarter
Energy is a core concept in physics. It takes on many forms: motion, electricity, heat, sound, light, and even energy stored in fields or in chemical bonds. This course provides an overview of the physics of energy, energy transfer, and energy conservation. Conceptual understanding will be emphasized. Laboratory exercises will involve some experimental design and will focus on developing skill in observation and analysis while reinforcing conceptual understanding.
While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior experience in physical science is beneficial as is a general confidence in approaching mathematical information. Students seeking more instruction in math should register for Precalculus Models in Physics which pairs this course with a course in precalculus.
Taking this course as part of a sequence with Physics: Momentum and Physics: Oscillationsprovides the equivalent of a standard, algebra-based, first-year physics sequence.
Fields of Studyphysics
medicine, science education, and further studies in STEM fields.
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