Sciences and Mathematics

Physical Science

Science 101

This lecture and laboratory course is a joint offering by the Physics and Chemistry Departments. It is designed to introduce students to the physical and chemical world and also lay the foundation for the succeeding course, Biology 101. The first half will discuss the basic physical laws of nature and evidence for these laws. Topics to be covered will be selected from the following: The Structure of the Universe, Newtonian Mechanics, Energy, Electricity and Magnetism, Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation, The Atom, and Nuclear Physics. The second portion will discuss chemical principles and seek to explain the macroscopic nature of matter in terms of atoms and molecules. Topics to be covered will include Properties of Matter, Chemical View of Matter, Chemical Reactions, Solutions and Organic Chemistry. Three lectures and one laboratory per week.