University of Calgary

PHYS 271 - How Things Work - Winter 2015

Physics behind many common devices will be discussed. Topics will be chosen from among the following: the use of simple and compound machines; waves, sound, acoustics; light and optics; household electric circuitry; magnetism.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Some previous exposure to physics, e.g., Science 10, is strongly recommended. Not intended for Physics majors, Natural Science Physics Concentrators, or Environmental Science Physics Concentrators. Will not count in the field of Physics.


  • Credit for Physics 271 and any 200-level Physics course will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2017.
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