Integrated Science                     Deskripsi materi kuliah Pendahuluan Fisika Komputasi (Fisika Komprihensif) untuk setiap topik

No Major Coverage Ch Chapter Title Great Idea Content Instructor
1  Central     concept of      science T1 Science as a way of knowing Science is a way of asking and answering question about the physical universe Why study science?, the scientific method, biodiversity, periodic table, blood circulation, pseudoscience,

astrology, the organization of science

2 Basic principle and fundamental concept


T2 The Ordered Universe Newton’s law of motion and gravity predict the behavior of object on Earth and in space Stonehenge, Ancient astronauts, the birth of modern astronomy, the birth of mechanics, speed, velocity, acceleration, the universal law of motion, momentum, inertial guidance system, the universal force of gravity


Fisika (Mekanika, Energi, Termodinamika)
3 T3 Energy Energy are interchangeable and the total amount of energy is conserved in an isolated system horsepower, form of energy, discovering the nature of energy, the interchangeability of energy, energy for life,

the first law of thermodynamics, diet and calories,

earth’s age, fossil fuels

Fisika (Mekanika, Energi, Termodinamika)
4 T4 Heat & 2nd Law of Thermodynamics Heat is a form of energy that flows from warmer to cooler objects heat and temperature, thermometers, heat transfer, home insulation, animal insulation, radiation, temperature regulation, the second law of thermodynamics, efficiency, the heat death of the universe, consequences of

the second law, aging

Fisika (Mekanika, Energi, Termodinamika)
5 T5 Electricity & Magnetism Electricity and magnetism are two different aspects of one force – the electromagnetic force Electrostatic, electrical charges, electrical field, magnetic navigation, life’s electrical force, the propagation

and nerve signals, electromagnet, electric motors,

magnetic resonance, electrical effects from magnetism, Maxwell’s equation

Fisika (Listrik & magnet, Gelombang)
6 T6 Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation Whenever an electrically charged object is accelerated, it produces electromagnetic radiation-waves of energy that travel at the speed of light


The nature of waves, the sound of music, use of sound by animals (interference), the electromagnetic wave,

the ether, the electromagnetic spectrum, AM & FM radio

transmission, microwave ovens, UV & X-Rays, gamma rays

Fisika (Listrik & magnet, Gelombang)
7 Relativity and Quantum Mechanics T7 Albert Einstein and the theory of Relativity All observers, no matter what their frame of reference, see the same laws of nature Frame of reference, Einstein and the street car, special relativity, how important is relativity?, Space travel and aging, general relativity, was Newton wrong? Fisika ( Relativitas)
8 T9 Quantum Mechanics At the subatomic scale, everything is quantized. Any measurement at the scale significantly alters the object being measured The world of the very small, uncertainty in the Newtonian world, probabilities, wave-particle duality,

the photoelectric effect, the CAT Scan,

wave-particle duality and the Bohr atom, a famous interchange, quantum entanglement,

uncertainty in human being

Fisika (Mekanika Kuantum)
9 The Atom and the Atomic Structure of Matter T8 The Atom All of the matter around us is made of atoms, the chemical building block of our world The smallest pieces, the structure of atom, when matter meet light, spectroscopy, spectra

of life’s chemical reaction, the story of helium, the laser, the periodic

table of elements, what do atoms ”look like”?

Fisika/Kimia (Fisika Atom)
10 T10 Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond Atoms bind together in chemical reactions by the rearrangement of electrons Electron shells, periodic table and chemical bonds,

types of chemical bonds, state of matter, liquid crystal

and calculator, the discovery of nylon,  chemical reaction

and the formation of chemical bonds, antacids, refining petroleum, the clotting of blood, magnetic overthrow

Kimia (Chemical Bond)
11 T11 Materials and their Properties A material’s properties result from its constituent atoms and the arrangements of chemicals bond that hold those atoms together. Materials and the modern world, the strengths of materials, electrical properties, searching of new superconductors, magnetic properties, microchips and the information revolution, photovoltaic and the solar energy,

the computer and  the brain, in pixels and in health

Fisika (Fisika Material)
12 Nucleus and Subatomic Particles T12 The Nucleus of the Atom Nuclear energy depends on the conversion of mass into energy Explosive energy, mass and energy, the organization of the nucleus, radioactivity, Becquerel and Curie, half-life, radiometric dating decay chain, nuclear weapons, super heavy elements, thermonuclear squeeze Fisika (Fisika Inti)
13 T13 The Ultimate Structure of Matter All matter is made of quarks and lepton, which are the most fundamental building blocks of the universe that we know The building block of matter, discovery of

elementary particle, particle accelerator, accelerator in medicine, leptons, hadrons, antimatter, the discovery of antimatter, quarks, quarks and leptons, quarks confinement, the four fundamental forces, string theories

Fisika (Fisika Partikel)



1.Buku Acuan

“The Sciences: An Integrated Approach”, 5th Ed., James Trefill & R.M. Hazen,

John Wiley & Sons.


  1. Latar Belakang
  • Kurikulum tradisional bidang sain di sebagian besar universitas gagal memberikan pendidikan basic science yang diperlukan untuk memahami beberapa isu dalam bidang sain dan teknologi yang berkembang di masyarakat,
  1. Tujuan
  • Providing education for people who will not be scientist but who need some knowledge of science to function as citizens.


  1. Outcome
  • Mahasiswa benar-benar memahami bahwa dalam real life, tidak ada pengkotakan antara sain, teknologi, seni dan bisnis.


  1. Approach:
  • This course encompasses physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, astronomy, and emphasize general principle and their application to real world situation rather than esoteric detail.
  • The emphasis of the course is the development of a student’s understanding of the scientific process – as opposed to just the accumulation of scientific facts, and to elucidate the historical significance of key principles and underscores the integrated nature of scientific knowledge.

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