Physics introduces the student to the fundamentals of general physics. Physics is a building block for more advanced topics students will learn thru the Power Plant Technology program. Advanced topics like Thermodynamics, electrical and electronics, atomic and nuclear physics rely heavily on a solid foundation in physics. Students identify the standards of measure necessary to compare and evaluate system pressures, temperatures, levels, flow rates, and other important power plant operating characteristics. They identify classical mechanical principles that ensure maintenance technicians or operators are able to understand the dynamic changes occurring in power plant mechanical and electrical systems. They contrast fluids and define the relationships between hydraulics, pressure, buoyancy and flow.