Official course description: This course is an introduction to classical physics involving a study of motion, fundamental forces, conservation laws of energy and momentum, light waves, electricity and magnetism. Some of the history of physics will be included in addition to brief biographies of a select group of leading classical physicists. An exposure to the philosophy of science and the scientific method forms an essential component of this course. The course is intended for students who have had no previous physics course, including high school physics. This course cannot be used by natural sciences majors to satisfy degree requirements.