The Physics of Engineering
|Sites Offered||BRI, CGV, GIL, LOS, NYC, SCZ|
|Previously Offered||ALE, CHS, EST, HKY, LAJ, MSA, NRS, NUE, SAN, SFD, PAL, STP, SRF, WLA, WDS, WIN|
From the CTY Course Catalog:
Can a concrete boat float? How do you build the strongest bridge with the lightest materials? Physics—the science of matter and its motion—provides answers to questions like these. In this course, we’ll explore core principles of mechanics, aerodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and orbital motion, and then apply them to engineering design projects like building a trebuchet; designing and launching a rocket; and constructing a roller coaster. By collecting and analyzing data, writing reports about your discoveries, and participating in class lectures, discussions, and practice exercises, you’ll learn major physics concepts and work individually and in teams to create solutions to common engineering problems. Before taking this class, you should either complete CTY’s Inductive and Deductive Reasoning or Data and Chance, or have experience with pre-algebraic concepts like equation manipulation, interpreting graphs, and expressing large numbers in scientific notation.