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PHY 101 - Introduction to Physics I
Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
PHY 131 - Applied Physics I
Emphasizes application of topics such as precision measurement, statics, dynamics, energy, momentum, properties of matter, heat, sound, optics, and electricity and magnetism. Prerequisites high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry, or equivalent or divisional approval. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
PHY 150 - Elements of Astronomy
Covers history of astronomy and its recent developments. Stresses the use of astronomical instruments and measuring techniques and includes the study and observation of the solar system, stars, and galaxies.
4 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours. Total 6 hours.
4 credits
PHY 201 - General College Physics I
Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
MTH 163 or MTH 115
4 credits
PHY 202 - General College Physics II
Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: MTH 163. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
PHY 241 - University Physics I
Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite for PHY 241--MTH 173 or MTH 273 or divisional approval. Prerequisite for PHY 242--MTH 174 or MTH 274 or divisional approval. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
PHY 242 - University Physics II
Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite for PHY 241--MTH 173 or MTH 273 or divisional approval. Prerequisite for PHY 242--MTH 174 or MTH 274 or divisional approval. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits