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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein

Physics is a natural science that explains the workings of the universe. It instills in students a set of tools that prove valuable in any field they pursue. After taking physics courses at Young Harris College, students are well-trained in critical thinking and problem solving. Physics students oten go on to study life science, medicine, astronomy, engineering, computational programs and even business or law.

Course offerings

PHYS 1111/1112 College Physics I and II Sequence

As the algebra-based version of physics, college physics is suited for students who major in the life sciences, arts and business. In these courses, the physics concepts are more important than the technical details. Knowledge of precalculus is required.

PHYS 2111/2112 University Physics I and II Sequence

University Physics is the calculus-based version of physics and it provides students with the relevant mathematical skills needed to analyze and work through physics problems. This course is highly recommended for scientists, engineers, astronomers, computer professionals and anyone inclined towards the mathematical aspects of physics.

Both of these sequences have a one-hour laboratory component involving hands-on and computer activities.