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Introduction to Physics

Course Summary

This course is based on Physics 10/LS C70V Descriptive Introduction to Physics, Fall 2010 made available by University of California, Berkeley: Webcast.Berkeley under the Creative commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 license.
This is an introductory physics course in Berkeley primarily for non-science students. It covers interesting and important topics in physics, stressing conceptual understanding rather than math, with applications to current events. Topics covered include energy and conservation, radioactivity, nuclear physics, the Theory of Relativity, lasers, explosions, superconductors, and quantum physics.

(29 Sept 2011 - Updated)

Reading Material

1. Textbook: Physics for Future Presidents
Richard A. Muller, Physics for Future Presidents, W.W. Norton & Co, ISBN-13: 978-0393066272.
Sample chapters:
1. Energy (987 KB pdf)
2. Atoms & Heat (1.4 MB pdf)

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