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Topics in Physics

This survey course for nonscience majors covers major concepts in physics. Subjects included are Newtonian mechanics, conservation of energy, atomic theory, electrostatics and electricity, wave motion, light, and modern physics. Although mathematical formulas are used when necessary the emphasis is on understanding the concepts. Principles studied are applied to analyze and understand topics ranging from energy conservation and global warming to photocells and optical fibers. Practical exercises are included.