Physics emphasizes the ability to use concepts in a problem-solving format. Critical thinking is encouraged as a means to understanding the concepts and processes of science. The topics include vectors, statics, linear motion, dynamics, measurement, graphical analysis of data, dynamics, momentum and its conservation, two dimensional motion, universal gravitation, work and power, energy and its conservation, electromagnetism, waves and energy transfer, nature of light, reflection and refraction, and mirrors and lenses. Students should have a strong background in algebra and geometry because these skills are necessary throughout the physics course. The instructor will teach additional math skills as the need develops.