PHY 2020

Introduction to Principles of Physics (Online) — Summer 2017


PHY 2020 exposes the student to the foundations and principles of physics—the most basic of the experimental sciences—to provide a greater appreciation of the world around us and how it works.

The course is taught in the Canvas e-Learning system. Use the buttons at left to access pages for Summer 2017, either for Summer C (May 8 through August 4) or for Summer B (June 26 through August 4).

You can also view archived information for Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, and Spring 2017.

Who Should Take PHY 2020?

The course is designed for students who do not necessarily have any background in physics. It provides a one-semester overview of the subject and meets the General Education Physical Science ("P") requirement. It may be useful as preparation for Physics 1 courses such as PHY 2053 and PHY 2048.