Physics as a Liberal Art

Physics 102 Spring 2008

Professor Larrabee

Follow this link to the Syllabus (Syllabus for Spring 2008 in preparation, currently points to Fall 2007 syllabus)

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Introduction

"This course acquaints students with what physics is and how it is important. This course provides an introduction to physics and its development, examines the physical world in which we live and explores issues and technologies with which physicists and engineers are involved. This course does not involve problem solving and is available to non-science majors with a non-mathematical background" (ESU catalog).

A Description:

This is a course about physics for non science majors. The course acquaints students with physics so they gain an appreciation for what physics is and how it is important. The main emphasis is physics literacy.  This course; provides an introduction to physics and its development, examines the physical world in which we live and explores issues and technologies with which physicists and engineers are involved.

Intended Audience Or who should take this course

The audience for this course are those students who will not have to "do" physics in their schoolwork or their career. Since this is the audience there are no "problem sets" that concentrate on solving numerical physics problems. Instead this is a course about physics. .

Texts

Why is Science a Science? - David A. Larrabee
Science Matters - Achieving Scientific Literacy by Robert M. Hazen and James Trefil
There is also a study guide for sale at the bookstore which you should purchase.

Email address is dlarrabee@po-box.esu.edu