The goals of P114 are the following:

1) Introduce you to the fundamentals of electromagnetism, optic, and modern physics.
2) Teach the skills needed to efficiently exploit all available resources to learn and understand a logical science
3) Develop your abilities and confidence in solving analytical problems.
4) Develop your repertoire of analytical skills that will benefit you in applications of science.

The philosophy is to introduce you to the basic concepts of modern physics in order to give you a foundation of the subject that will be of use for future applications to your chosen field. That is, you will not require rote learning of many equations followed by "plug and chug" type questions.