Physics Courses

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PHYS 102|Physics of Everyday Experience [M/S]

5 Credits

Designed for non-science majors, this course is a practical introduction to physics and science in everyday life. Lecture demonstrations are used to illustrate physics that we experience in everyday life such as motion, sports, energy and power, gravity and planetary motion, fluids, pressure, aerodynamics, waves, sounds and music, musical instruments, temperature and heat, engines, electricity, lightning, house hold electric circuits, magnets, electric generators, light and colors, images, laser, nuclear energy, radioactivity, and medical imaging technology. This is a lecture only class with no associated lab.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH 040 or 084.

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PHYS&110|Physics for Non-Science Majors w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly PHYS&100, PHYS&101

Introduces the principles and concepts of physics using elementary algebraic procedures. Selected topics from classical and modern physics. Primarily for the non-science major.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH 050, 060, 062, 096 or higher.

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PHYS&114|General Physics I w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly PHYS&124, PHYS&134

This course is designed for those students that are not majoring in a four-year engineering or physical science degree. Topics include measurement and units, vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton's laws, work and energy, momentum and collisions, circular motion, gravity, and rotational motion.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH 113 or equivalent (Geometry/Trignometry, MATH&142, MATH&152, or MATH&153).

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PHYS&115|General Physics II w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly PHYS&135, PHYS&125

Solids and fluids, thermal physics, laws of thermodynamics, electric forces and fields, electrical energy, DC circuits, magnetic forces and fields, electromagnetic induction, and AC circuits.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in PHYS& 114.

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PHYS&116|General Physics III w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly PHYS&126, PHYS&136

Oscillations and waves, electromagnetic waves, geometric optics, physical optics, optical instrument, quantum physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in PHYS& 115.

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PHYS 199|Special Studies

1–5 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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PHYS&221|Engineering Physics I w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly PHYS&231, PHYS&241

The first quarter of a three-quarter sequence in calculus-based physics for science and engineering students. The course covers topics in mechanics, including kinematics of motion, force, work, energy, momentum, and kinematics and kinetics of rotation.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH& 151 or equivalent.

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PHYS&222|Engineering Physics II w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly PHYS&242, PHYS&232

The second quarter of a three-quarter sequence in calculus-based physics for science and engineering students dealing with the topics of Gravity, Fluids, and Electromagnetism.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH& 152 and PHYS& 221.

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PHYS&223|Engineering Physics III w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly PHYS&233, PHYS&243

The third quarter of a three-quarter sequence in calculus-based physics for science and engineering students dealing with the topics of Oscillations and Waves, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetic Waves, Light, and Optics.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in PHYS& 222.

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PHYS 299|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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