Introduction to Physics
Teacher: Ed Linz
This course is designed to provide an overview of the basic concepts covered in high school Physics classes by focusing on energy. In addition to gaining an understanding of motion, there will be numerous excursions explaining the interconnecting nature of other aspects of a broader Physics curriculum involving such topics as electricity, light, sound, and nuclear energy. The student will also learn how to approach all “word problems” – no matter the discipline. The mathematics involved will be very elementary. A calculator must be brought to class, but no equations must be memorized. There will be demonstrations and several simple experiments. The goal of the course is to develop an appreciation of how Physics is interconnected with not only other sciences, but life itself. This course will consist of one, two-hour class each week with activities both inside and outside the classroom with no homework assignments. Students should bring a spiral bound notebook dedicated to the course, writing equipment, and a calculator.
Instructor: Ed Linz
Minimum Student Enrollment: 5
Course Length: one 2-hour class per week / 8 weeks / 16 hours