Taking a hands-on, experimental approach, students study the fundamentals of
Newtonian mechanics: motion, forces and energy. Students discover fundamental
physical relationships by designing experiments, plotting the data, analyzing
the results, and using the insights gained to build the mathematical models we
know collectively as mechanics. These mathematical models are then deployed to
solve challenging problems and to extend students' understanding of physical
and mathematical principles. Students will come away from the course with skills
in critical thinking and scientific reasoning, and will be able to recognize and
apply physics in their everyday, real-world experiences.
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