Physics

physics

WHAT IS PHYSICS?

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Physics Minor

Astrophysics Minor

Physics, a fundamental and quantitative science, involves the study of matter and energy, and interactions between them. The subject is generally divided into mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistical and thermal physics, and quantum physics. These form the foundation for present-day research areas, which include astrophysics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and the physics of particles and fields. In addition to a knowledge of physics, students gain a rigorous training in logical thinking and quantitative problem solving. An education in physics can also provide an entry into many other fields such as biophysics, geophysics, medical physics, and engineering, as well as into less technical fields such as secondary education, technical sales, and science writing. Many students have also found that physics is an excellent preparation for the study of medicine, dentistry, or law.

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

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HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:

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PHYS 1600Q - Introduction to Modern Physics (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)

PHYS 1601Q - Fundamentals of Physics 1 (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)

 

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