Official course description: PHYSICS 235 is divided into three main topics. You will first learn about electricity and magnetism, the forces responsible for all the chemistry of life. You will learn how electromagnetic interactions enable both a fantastic array of technologies as well as your own nervous system. The second part of the course explores waves and imaging. In it, you will learn how waves transmit energy and information around the universe, and explore how organisms use hearing, vision, and other senses to form images of the world beyond their skin. The course concludes with a discussion of nuclear physics and astrophysics, including the origin of the elements, the conditions that allow life, and the prospects for life existing elsewhere. PHYSICS 235 students should elect PHYSICS 236 (lab).