PHYS 1201

PHYS 1201

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

Aimed specifically at the nonscience student, this course will examine the principles of physics from a conceptual point of view, with emphasis on the methodology of science and the nature of evidence. The approach will be initially historical to appreciate how we arrived at our modern understanding of the world we live in and, at the same time, to see how these ideas lead to our more modern concepts of the laws of nature. While a few problems may be assigned, their purpose is to help students develop an intuition for scientific reasoning and to understand the concepts, rather than to master problem-solving techniques.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS)

Comments Students with credit for PHYS 1101, PHYS 1112, PHYS 1116, or PHYS 2207, or an advanced placement equivalent who wish to enroll in PHYS 1201 must obtain written permission from the instructor and the Physics director of undergraduate studies.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4519PHYS 1201  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cohen, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students unable to enroll in open class components during their pre-enroll window can join the waitlist at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. Students will be placed in available spots prior to the start of classes when possible.

  •  4520PHYS 1201  DIS 201

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cohen, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4521PHYS 1201  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cohen, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4522PHYS 1201  DIS 203

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cohen, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6155PHYS 1201  DIS 204

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cohen, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17854PHYS 1201  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cohen, I

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17855PHYS 1201  DIS 206

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cohen, I

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person