Official course description: For majors in the life sciences (biology, medicine, dentistry, psychology, physical therapy) and for liberal arts students. Fundamental ideas and laws of physics from mechanics to modern physics. Included are Newton’s laws of motion, electricity and magnetism, heat, optics, relativity, quantum mechanics and nuclear physics. Emphasis is on the basic principles and general laws. Use of mathematics is restricted to elementary algebra and some trigonometry. Physics 20300 is prereq. for Physics 20400 (required for Premed., Predent., Bio-Med., and all Life Science students). 3 lect., 1 rec. hr./wk., 3 lab. hr. alt. wks.; 4 cr./sem.