Have you ever seen a ceiling fan wobble? Have you asked yourself, "Why does the fan wobble and can I make it stop wobbling?
Have you ever seen two drinking glasses that stack inside each other get stuck? Have you asked yourself, "How did the glasses get stuck together and can I get them apart without breaking them?"
These are just two of the everyday questions we might ask ourselves about the physical world. We want to know how it works to improve our understanding of the physical world and sometimes we want to use that knowledge to change things. This course will help you understand the physical world.
By the end of this course, the student should be able to identify the principles of physics in everyday situations, and to apply them to real world examples. The student will be able to use appropiate mathematics and problem solving tools to calculate numerical values for the physical quantities that can be measured in real world examples.
In more general terms, by the end of this course, the student should be able to understand the relationship of language to logic, leading to the ability to analyze, criticize, and advocate ideas, to reason inductively and deductively, and to reach factual and judgemental conclusions based onf sound inferences drawn from unambiguous statements of knowledge or belief.