University of Calgary

PHYS 271 - How Things Work - Winter 2023

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)


  • Physics Majors, Astrophysics Majors, Natural Sciences Physics Concentrators and Environmental Science Physics Concentrators are not permitted to register in this course.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2024.
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