Introduction to the Course: PHYS 2211

Welcome to PHYS 2211 at UNG

During this spring semester, you will learn about motion, mechanics, energy, and waves, as well as how you can apply these concepts to the real world. Additionally, you’ll learn skills to help you think and communicate like a scientist.

This hybrid course is divided up into 15 modules. Each module will follow a similar format, so to help you get comfortable with the course structure, I’ve created this Introduction Module. Please work through this module and ask me questions whenever they arise. 

Every module will have recommended reading materials. Usually these will be sections of the textbook that will be discussed in the module. For this introductory module, the recommended reading is the course syllabus. Please select the Recommended Reading link and read through the syllabus.

Recommended Reading

Course Syllabus

Modules will also contain short lecture videos like this one. Sometimes these videos will be ones I’ve made, or they might be videos created by other people that I’ve found to be useful. Watch this one to get an introduction to PHYS 2211 and the learning goals for the course.

In a blog written by Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer on February 24, 2015, she begins,

Science communication is part of a scientist’s everyday life. Scientists must give talks, write papers and proposals, communicate with a variety of audiences, and educate others. Thus to be successful, regardless of field or career path, scientists must learn how to communicate. Moreover, scientists must learn how to communicate effectively. In other words, to be a successful scientist, you must be an effective communicator.

The rest of her article can be read here: Effective Communication, Better Science and I highly recommend you read through it. It’s short, but extremely useful to better understand why we scientists must be excellent communicators.

You can move on to the next part of this module by clicking the arrow in the upper right corner of D2L. Or you can get to it through the content tab at the top of the D2L page.

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