Physics in Daily Life

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physics in Daily Life

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Mandatory Lab Fee Required

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This course presents a non-mathematical approach to understanding the scientific principles of physics. Its aim is to stimulate the non-science major to critically examine apparently mundane events in our daily lives (why does a microwave oven heat food but not the plastic container its in? how can an airplane be suspended in mid air?) in the light of physics. A thematic approach is adopted. For example 'light and sound' explores the technology behind optical fibers for communications, laser vision correction and so on. Other topics include: mechanics (the laws of motion), fluids, heat, waves, and electric and magnetic forces.

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