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Topics in Physics

Physics is among the oldest and most scientifically fundamental academic disciplines and is a key to understanding the world around us. This course surveys the main areas of classical physics including Newtonian mechanics, Maxwell's electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, and optics. Topics are presented from a historical perspective focusing on the questions and experiments that led to the discovery of key ideas in the development of these fields. Students in this course will participate in discovery-based learning activities and serious problem solving assignments in order to see how physicist discover and then confirm their results.

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Session One
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Accepting Applications
Session Two
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Accepting Applications
Grade(s)
8-9
at the time of application
Age(s)
13-15
on the first day of session