General Physics


    1 Unit

    Recommended:  Successful completion of a Regents level Math course

    Satisfies graduation requirement in Science


    This course is designed to present an overview of Physics topics to college-bound students unlikely to pursue science-related majors.  While this course is taught at the Regents level (Regents level grade weighting), it does not have a separate lab component and ends with a locally prepared final exam.  The goal of Physics is to construct a mathematical model describing all of nature.  Topics to be explored include mechanics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and atomic and particle Physics.  The everyday work of a Physics course strengthens students’ math skills, logical reasoning, and problem-solving abilities.