Physics – CP (3151)
Physics is a two semester course that deals with the structure and composition of atomic matter. This course emphasizes laboratory experiences to strengthen problem-solving skills and to teach basic lab techniques. Students enrolled in this class have earned the privilege to be here through exemplary efforts in previous courses. They must maintain these efforts for continued enrollment.
This Physics course involves the study of the forces and laws of nature affecting matter such as equilibrium, motion, momentum, and the relationships between matter and energy. The study of physics also includes examination of sound, light, magnetic and electric phenomena and topics in modern physics. This course integrates laboratory skills, technology, and mathematics to gather and analyze data to gain an understanding of the behavior of the physical world in which we live. The theoretical development of physics will follow its historical development from the early ideas of Galileo and Newton to the modern ideas of Einstein and Fermi.