For many with a background in humanities, the thought of exploring the sciences can seem daunting at best. This can be especially true with regard to physics, which often incorporates complex mathematical formulas as well. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, many of the most significant principles of physics can be broken down and understood in very simple terms. That is exactly the manner in which Professor Richard Kouzes handles the subject in this engaging series of lectures.
Exploring many of the most significant concepts in physics, Professor Kouzes explains each in a very straightforward and approachable manner. He begins by examining the history of physics—the “knowledge of nature”—as a science that encompasses the study of matter and all of the phenomena that are observed in our universe. He also explores the origins of physics, tracing it back to the ancient world. Subsequent lectures delve into some of the major principles of physics, such as the Laws of Motion, Energy, Thermodynamics, and Electromagnetism. Building upon these concepts, Professor Kouzes guides listeners to a better understanding of some of the more complex applications of physics, including nuclear physics and quantum mechanics and the ways in which physics impacts each of our lives on a daily basis. Download and start listening now!