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Instructor Class Description

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Boris B. Blinov
PHYS 248
Seattle Campus

Introductory Selected Topics

Class description

This course uses everyday, or, at least, familiar objects to introduce basic physics concepts. For example, discussions of skating, falling balls, and bumper cars are used to explain the Newton's Laws of Motion. Air conditioners and automobiles are used to explore concepts of thermodynamics. Engineers, architects, and professionals in other technical fields will benefit from the material that connects science to our everyday world.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures with ample demos.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Weekly in-class quizzes + term paper.

Quizzes: 50%; term paper: 50%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Boris B. Blinov
Date: 07/22/2013