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.