Physical Science Courses

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PHY 104 Physical Science

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. (4.0 Credits)

PHY 121 General Physics I

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 121 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (4.0 Credits)

PHY 122 General Physics II

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. (4.0 Credits)

PHY 141 Principles of Physics I

This is a calculus-based general physics course designed to give students a general knowledge of principles of mechanics, conservation laws, gravitation, simple harmonic motion, fluids and heat. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 122 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: MTH 201 or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall. (4.0 Credits)

PHY 142 Principles of Physics II

This course is a continuation of PHY 141, a calculus-based course designed to give students a general knowledge of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves, DC and AC circuit analysis, optics and modern physics. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisites: PHY 141 and MTH 201 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laborator fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring. (4.0 Credits)

PHY 211 General Physics II

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. (4.0 Credits)

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