Foundations of Physics

Foundations of Physics (15 credits)

You will be introduced to the mathematical skills needed to solve problems in physics at level 3 while studying fundamental equations and concepts in classical physics.Your studies will be focused mainly on the key strands in mechanics, including, energy, forces, accelerated motion, moments and gravity. Once you have a grasp of these key concepts, theories and equations, you will have a good underlying understanding of the essential elements of physics needed to study other topics. Throughout the module you will look at the way these mathematical skills can be applied to problems in different topics based around these key areas. The idea is to understand a mathematical approach and then apply it to a range of theories and topics. This should make you a much more confident and flexible problem solver when you meet any new area of physics in the future.