“I liked learning about how everyday things, such as rainbows, prisms, different types of lights, etc. work... I have gained a stronger interest in physics.” — From a program course evaluation
This curricular option familiarizes students with the foundations of physics and chemistry from a modern perspective.
Lectures, discussions, and simulations focus on topics such as electromagnetic radiation, spectroscopy, elementary particles, the quantum mechanics of atoms, special relativity, and gravitation.
Simulations and virtual experiments concentrate primarily on the interference of electromagnetic waves, the orbital motion of planets, and conservation laws.
Specific course details such as topics, activities, hours, and instructors are subject to change at the discretion of the University. Not all instructors listed for a course teach all sections of that course.