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PHYS 280 Physics for Administrators

This course intends to impart to the student, a knowledge of physics relevant to everyday life decisions. Although the course is designed for a student with a minimal background in mathematics and science, the subjects discussed will be advanced topics in Physics. Emphasis will be on understanding the basic concepts, and the ability to make "order of magnitude" computations. Subjects covered will include Energy and Power; Atoms and Heat; Gravity, Force, and Space; Nuclei and Radioactivity; Nuclear Reactors and Weapons; Electricity and Magnetism; Waves; Light; Invisible Light; Climate Change; Alternative Energy; Quantum Physics. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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