Course Description

Non-calculus based general physics course intended for Science majors. Extended study of magnetism, electromagnetic induction and waves, optics, relativity, quantum physics, nuclear reactions and elementary particles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles and laws of geometric and wave optics to explain physical phenomena and solve problems.
  • Explain electromagnetic phenomena and their importance in human life.
  • Define basic principles of relativity and their influence on major laws of Physics.
  • Describe the most important principles of quantum physics, nuclear physics and physics of elementary particles.
  • Interpret fundamental principles and major laws of Physics using the concept of scientific method.


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