Physics is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. It is often called the most fundamental of the experimental science, as it seeks to explain the universe itself from the very smallest particle to the vast distances between galaxies. This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics through the study of Newtonian mechanics, electromagnetism and Thermodynamics. Students will have opportunities to design investigations, collect data, develop manipulative skills, analyze results, collaborate with peers, and increase their abilities in the use of mathematics.
Physics is an international undertaking with study being done worldwide. This course will challenge students to think about many of these issues from a global scale. Understanding and applying the principles of physics will guide the students to more viable solutions. They will gain skills and confidence toward this goal through practice with manageable problems in the physics laboratory.