PS 10: Introductory Physics

Course Number and Title: PS 10 (Introductory Physics)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 5
Prerequisite: None

Course Description:
This course introduces the concepts of Physics through lectures with demonstrations, recitations, and laboratory work. Topics include mechanics, matter and atomic structure, heat and thermodynamics, wave mechanics (sound and light), electromagnetics, and modern physics.

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