Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 2299)

Mohammad Yousef, PhD., Associate Professor of Physics

Spring - 4 Credits

PHYS 2299 is a one-semester introduction to physics, intended for premedical students planning to enrol in a physiology course sequence. The course provides a rich exposure to the methods of physics and to the basic analytical and scientific communication skills required by all scientists. Lectures are illustrated with applications from the sciences, medicine, and everyday life. A special emphasis is placed on application of physics to biology and medicine. Labs highlight topics from the lectures and utilize computer-aided data acquisition and analysis. Recitation sections emphasize learning via cooperative problem-solving. The course content includes mechanics, conservation laws, oscillations and waves, electricity and magnetism. The level and rigor of the course is the same as in the PHYS 2207-2208 sequence.