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Concepts of Physics

An introduction to selected concepts and theories of physics, presenting their origin in connection with specific persons and events and their development into their present forms. Topics include the Copernican revolution, Newtonian dynamics, electromagnetic theory, the theory of relativity, and the quantum theory of microscopic matter. Emphasis is given to concepts that have broad applications to phenomena of common experience. Presentation is by lectures, demonstrations and laboratory experiments. No mathematical background beyond high school algebra is assumed. Student who have received credit for PHYS 111 or PHYS 121 may not take PHYS 101 for credit without the registrar’s consent. Infrequently offered.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0