Physical Questions from Everyday Life

The main objective of the module is to excite the imagination of the students, and make them aware of the many marvels of nature, and illustrate to them the productive results of critically examining apparently mundane events of their daily life. The module starts with questions that arise from the daily experience of students, and in the course of answering the questions lead to an intuitive understanding of some of the underlying laws of nature. Topics to be discussed include what is sunlight? Why is music harmonious? Why can one smell perfume? Why is steel strong and glass fragile? Is light a wave or particle? The module is targeted at students from any faculty who have an A-level background in physics.

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