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Physical Science Courses

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PHY 104: Physical Science

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of the physical sciences with an emphasis on practical applications, especially those that integrate the natural sciences. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 099 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.
PHY 121: General Physics I

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This is the first part of a two-semester algebra-based course designed to give students a general knowledge of kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, energy and momentum and their conservation, rotational motion, wave motion, temperature and heat. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 154 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
PHY 211: General Physics II

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This is the second part of a two-semester algebra-based course designed to give students a general knowledge of electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and an introduction to the physics of the atom. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: PHY 121 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.
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