Oct 17, 2021  
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 101 - Introduction to Engineering and Physics (3)

(Cross-referenced with EGR 101 .)
Physics is the study of the fundamental structures and interactions in the physical universe, while engineering involves using this knowledge to solve practical problems. This course provides a broad overview of classical and modern physics phenomena and their application to engineering problems. Using examples from everyday life, it is designed to enable students to become aware of the role of physics in society and technology. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental laws of nature on which all natural sciences are based. An exploration of research and career opportunities will be given through laboratory tours, discussions of state-of-the-art developments in science and technology or invited speakers. A discussion of the historical development of physics and engineering science will be provided. In completing the course, the students will learn successful problem solving strategies for studying physics and engineering and strengthen their career goals.