PHYS 1201

PHYS 1201

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

One of the existential problems of our time is telling the difference between something that is fake and something that is real. Physics can be a powerful tool for making such distinctions because it provides physical laws that cannot be violated. In this class you will learn about these laws and how to use them to analyze everyday phenomena. 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. 

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note 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.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS)

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4519PHYS 1201  LEC 001

  • 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

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4521PHYS 1201  DIS 202

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  •  4522PHYS 1201  DIS 203

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  •  6155PHYS 1201  DIS 204

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  • 17854PHYS 1201  DIS 205

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  • 17855PHYS 1201  DIS 206

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  • 19983PHYS 1201  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19984PHYS 1201  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: In Person