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* * August 20th: fall instruction begins* *

Welcome to the Department of Physics at Sierra College!

Why study physics?

"Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. Physics challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, and it leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers, that change our lives."

"Physics also undergirds many new technologies. Cell phones, the Internet, and MRIs are only a few examples of the physics-based technological developments that have revolutionized our world. Many theoretical and experimental physicists work as engineers, and many electrical and mechanical engineers have physics degrees."

... American Physical Society

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Which courses should I take?

Physics 4A/4B/4C
Calculus-based introduction to the principles of physics. It is designed for physical science and engineering majors.

Physics 2A/2B
Trigonometry-based introduction to the principles of physics. It is designed for premedical, predental, optometry, forestry, architecture, and biological science majors.

Check with your counselor before enrolling...

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