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PHY 100 - Elements of Physics
Covers basic concepts of physics, including Newtonian mechanics, properties of matter, heat and sound, fundamental behavior of gases, ionizing radiation, and fundamentals of electricity.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
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
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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 231 - General University Physics I-II
Teaches principles of classical physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, and optics, with extended coverage of selected topics. Includes recitation as part of the lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 173 (for PHY 231) and MTH 174 and PHY 231 (for PHY 232). Part I of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
PHY 232 - General University Physics I-II
Teaches principles of classical physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, and optics, with extended coverage of selected topics. Includes recitation as part of the lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 173 (for PHY 231) and MTH 174 and PHY 231 (for PHY 232). Part II of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 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
PHY 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits