PHSCS 101

Basic Physics

Physics and Astronomy College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Principles of classical and modern physics. Concepts and simple calculations applied to the world around us.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Modern Physics

Learning Outcome

Qualitatively discuss and do simple calculations involving modern physics concepts that are not everyday but which have important practical and philosophical implications in today's world, such as quantum mechanics, nuclear physics and relativity.

Title

Classical Physics

Learning Outcome

Use basic physical laws and concepts to analyze everyday phenomena and do simple calculations involving those laws. These laws and concepts include Newton's laws of motion, conservation laws, simple thermodynamics, fluids, and electricity and magnetism.