Conceptual Physics

Course Number: 
3254
Course Term: 

This course meets all graduation and university admission criteria for physical science.
Conceptual Physics is intended to meet the needs of those students who are still developing their basic algebraic skills in a first-year algebra course. It provides a rudimentary introduction to the fundamental principles of physics and how they apply to our daily lives. Topics covered include motion, forces, energy, waves, optics, electricity, and magnetism.
Primary emphasis is placed on developing a conceptual understanding of topics, though simple mathematical formulas will be introduced and used to augment their understanding of how nature works. In such cases, use of these formulas will support the development of algebraic skills and provide reinforcement for material covered in introductory algebra courses.

Department

Science