Physics (PHY) at Thomas Nelson Community College


         
 
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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 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 102 - Introduction to Physics II
Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
PHY 141 - Astronomy I
Studies the major and minor bodies of the solar system, stars and nebulae of the Milky Way, and extragalactic objects. Examines life and death of stars, origin of the universe, history of astronomy, and instruments and techniques of observation. Part I of II. This course is cross-listed with NAS 131. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
PHY 142 - Astronomy II
Studies the major and minor bodies of the solar system, stars, and nebulae of the Milky Way, and extragalactic objects. Examines life and death of starts, origin of the universe, history of astronomy, and instruments and techniques of observation. Part II of II. This course is cross-listed with NAS 132. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
PHY 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHY 199 - 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
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 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 243 - Modern Physics
Teaches principles of modern physics. Includes in-depth coverage of relativity, quantum physics, solid state and nuclear physics. For majors requiring calculus-based physics.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHY 241- PHY 242 or equivalent.
4 credits
PHY 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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