This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Join this introductory physics course designed to help non-STEM centered students understand foundational physics principles. If you would like your student to learn major concepts from a non-mathematical perspective, come to appreciate the beauty found in science, and earn a high school physics credit, then this is the course for you.
This is the first of a two-semester course sequence on introductory physics. In this course, physical principles involved in motion, energy, and fluids, will be demonstrated in the Classroom by use of everyday devices with an effort to set them in their historical and philosophical contexts. The overall goals are to help the student understand the major concepts of physics from a non-mathematical perspective and to appreciate the interaction of these physical principles in nature. This course is especially focused on students who are not planning on a STEM field but still desire a foundational knowledge of Physics.
Class 1: Electrostatic Phenomena / Two Tables
Class 2: Electric Circuits
Class 3: Magnets and Magnetism
Class 4: Wave Properties
Class 5: Light Waves
Class 6: Light and Image Formation
Class 7: Review for Midterm
Class 8: The Atom
Class 9: The Nucleus
Class 10: Aristotle and Atomism
Class 11: Relativity
Class 12: Final
Homework: Each class, students will be required to read a selection from the textbook, take a short 10 question quiz, and occasionally watch or perform a simple experiment on their own. If students are having difficulties there are extra practice problems in the book they can do to support their knowledge.