PHY 2020

Introduction to Principles of Physics (Online) — Summer 2021


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 2021, either for Summer C (May 10 through August 6) or for Summer B (June 28 through August 6).

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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.