This course offers an introduction to physics provided through the study of Newtonian physics, energy, thermodynamics, and statistical thermodynamics. Special emphasis is given to contemporary physics?physics developed during the 20th century. Students will learn skills useful in other disciplines as well as physics: laboratory record-keeping, problem solving, and computer simulation. This course is centered around laboratory experience and the importance of learning physics through the observations and measurements in the laboratory.Prerequisite: MAT 1510 Precalculus I and MAT 1520 Precalculus II. MAT 2410 Calculus I or permission of instructor.General Education: Natural Science