by Jared Rovny, PhD

Physics is the branch of science that focuses on the study of the fundamental and physical properties of matter and energy. Physics was among the first, if not the first, areas of thought to stem from philosophy under the umbrella term of natural philosophy. Since its inception, physics has been closely associated with mathematics. The ultimate goal of this branch of science is understanding the universe in quantitative and objective terms. Today, physics is a diverse field with multiple branches, such as classical, nuclear, atomic, and mechanical physics, among others.

In this course, students will be introduced to methods of calculation in physics along with discussions on different energy types such as force, work, momentum, and equilibrium; electrostatics, circuitry, and magnetism; light and sound; thermodynamics; and thermochemistry. A physicist's understanding of the atom will also be touched upon. For optimal comprehension, students are required to have a high-school–level understanding of physics, chemistry, and calculus.

Several concepts of physics are used in the modern world and constantly leveraged to fuel innovations. For a medical student, a solid understanding of physics is an important cornerstone for grasping the applied concepts of biophysics commonly used in human physiology. Examples of these concepts include the fluid mechanics of blood flow, bioelectricity in membrane potentials, bioenergetics and thermodynamics in the packaging of energy in the form of ATP, and exothermic reactions that break down ATP.

Course Details

  • Videos 173
  • Duration 16:36 h
  • Quiz questions 548
  • Concept Pages 16


Your Educators of course Physics

 Jared Rovny, PhD

Jared Rovny, PhD

Dr. Jared Rovny has been a Lecturer at Yale University in Connecticut, USA since 2013.
He obtained his PhD in Physics from Yale University in 2019. He was awarded the D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics in 2019 and the Princeton Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020.
Currently, he works with Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Yale College Prize Teaching Fellowship for his work in PHYS 171 (University Physics for the Life Sciences).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Rovny teaches courses on Physics.

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Great teacher.
By Mariana . on 25. January 2024 for Bernoulli's Equation: Example

Professor Jared is a great teacher, he remains so calm and collected while explaining physics that really reassure us in our struggles with the subject. Highly recommend.

Excellent lecture!
By Mariana . on 08. January 2024 for Pressure: Example

I'm so glad that am starting to learn physics with professor Jared, he's excellent. I used to use youtube and the organic chemistry tutor or khan academy to prepare for the Mcat,but professor Jared is at another level.

This teacher is making a huge difference.
By Mariana . on 20. December 2023 for Circuit Properties and Measurement

Professor Jared is clearly a genius. Thanks for explaining so well and giving so many detailed examples for helps ur retain the information better. I thought I was lost because I've always struggled in physics, but so happy now seeing my small progress. thank you

Easy to understand lecture.
By Mariana . on 14. December 2023 for Atomic Quantum Numbers

I've taken Physics I and II before in college, and now am studying for the Mcat and really like how professor Jared breaks down these hard concepts into easy to understand morsels. Particularly in this lesson, he puts a new "spin" into quantum numbers leading to an easier explanation. Thanks!