by Jared Rovny

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

Jared Rovny

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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really helpful
By Rox . on 04. May 2023 for Torque and Equilibrium

very informative and helpful and will definitely use for my exams

The material is accessible and very well thought out. Thank you for this resource.
By Kenneth A. on 11. August 2022 for Work

The material is accessible and very well thought out. Thank you for this resource. Imagine if we can have clinical material as well for Years 3, 4, 5, and 6 that would be awesome!

enjoyed it!
By nia d. on 27. July 2022 for Force

Jared taught a very difficult subject with simple examples to illustrate the concepts.

electric circuit lecture is good
By dr. Jadumoni g. on 10. July 2022 for Circuit Elements

I wanted to know about induced current and difference between galvanic and faradic current. it is not included there.