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PHYS0106

Physics for Educated Citizens

Physics for Educated Citizens
In this course for nonscience majors we will explore topics of current interest—climate change, energy resources, nuclear processes, radiation, satellite communication—and show how each is understood within the context of physics. Our resources will be a textbook, Physics and Technology for Future Presidents, and non-technical articles of your choosing. Our goals will be to develop a working knowledge of physics as it applies to important topics, to effectively communicate that knowledge through discussions and oral presentations, and to develop an understanding of how science is grounded in data and thoroughly intertwined with society. (Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1381). 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Physics
Department:
Physics
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
DED SCI
Equivalent Courses:
FYSE1381 *

Sections

Spring 2015

PHYS0106A-S15 Lecture (Watson)

Spring 2014

PHYS0106A-S14 Lecture (Watson)