Physics: Energy

Fall 2017
Class Size: 5
Credits per quarter

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physics, education

Energy is a core concept in physics.  It takes on many forms: motion, electricity, heat, sound, light, and even energy stored in fields or in chemical bonds. This course provides an overview of the physics of energy, energy transfer, and energy conservation. Conceptual understanding will be emphasized. Laboratory exercises will involve some experimental design and will focus on developing skill in observation and analysis while reinforcing conceptual understanding. 

While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior experience in physical science is beneficial as is a general confidence in approaching mathematical information. Students seeking more instruction in math should register for Precalculus Models in Physics which pairs this course with a course in precalculus.

Taking this course as part of a sequence with Physics: Momentum and Physics: Oscillationsprovides the equivalent of a standard, algebra-based, first-year physics sequence.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

medicine, science education, and further studies in STEM fields.


Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 5

Scheduled for: Evening

Advertised schedule:

7-9:30p Tue/Thu

Located in: Olympia

May be offered again in:

Fall 2018-19