PHY 120 - Physics and Society, Experimental
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: MAT 090
This course will explore the scientific method, the distinction between science and pseudoscience, energy, climate and sustainability and the interplay between scientific and social developments in basic physics.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Demonstrate how the scientific method is applied.
- Note the difference between science and pseudoscience.
- Discuss the challenge of energy demand and sustainability.
- Explain the advantages and risks of nuclear energy and radiation.
- Review how historically and today science and society affect each other.
- The scientific method
- Science and pseudoscience
- Electricity magnetism and light
- Water management
- Nuclear energy: its advantages and dangers
- Resource management
- Space travel
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