PHYS 1201

PHYS 1201

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

  •  4429 PHYS 1201   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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. 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.

  •  4430 PHYS 1201   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4431 PHYS 1201   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4432 PHYS 1201   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5752 PHYS 1201   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person