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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.
Prerequisite: 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. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTH 163.
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. Part I of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTH 263
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. Part II of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: MTH 264 and PHY 231
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. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: MTH 263 or divisional approval.
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. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHY 241 and MTH 264 or divisional approval.
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