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Chemeketa offers physics classes. Some of them help fulfill the science requirements of our transfer degrees.

topics Science

Skills & InterestFiguring Things Out

CareersScience & Engineering

  • Looking out at a mountain on a starry night
  • Two students working together on a laptop
  • Two students working in a lab together

Why choose Physics?

Physics will satisfy your curiosity if you are interested in the fundamental behavior of matter and energy. The subject ranges from the very small (subatomic particles) to the very large (the entire universe).

What will you learn?

  • Laws of energy, gravity and momentum
  • Applications of the principles of physics to work, energy and power
  • Structure of matter, heat, energy, sound and light
  • Physics of fluids, oscillations, waves, thermodynamics and electricity
  • Astronomy
  • Physics for engineers and scientists

What will you do?

Physicists develop many useful devices such as –

  • Computers
  • Lasers
  • Cell phones
  • MRI machines
  • Electron microscopes

Physicists also study interesting concepts like –

  • The age of the universe
  • The details of gravity