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Physics (PHYS)

201: General Physics I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 112 or MATH 129; high school physics or PHSC 105 or PHYS 101 recommended but not required.
The introductory semester of a two-semester problem-centered study in general physics. Designed for science and pre-medical majors requiring algebraic- and trigonometric-based solutions. Includes a study of vectors, kinematics, Newton’s Laws, momentum, work and energy, rotations, oscillations and waves, elasticity and equilibrium, and thermodynamics. Not intended for engineering majors.

201L: General Physics I Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current registration in PHYS 201.
Laboratory experiments in mechanics to accompany PHYS 201. Not intended for engineering majors. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory.

202: General Physics II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: PHYS 201.
A continuation of PHYS 201, this course includes the study of gravitational fields, waves, electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, induction, optics and light and modern physics. Not intended for engineering majors.

202L: General Physics II Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current enrollment in PHYS 202.
Laboratory exercises in electricity, magnetism, and light, that support and reinforce PHYS 202 lecture. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory.

211: Physics for Engineering and Science I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 250.
A calculus-based treatment of fundamental principles and their application; including vectors, kinematics, Newton’s Laws, momentum, work and energy, rotations, oscillations, elasticity and equilibrium. This course intended for engineering and physical science majors.

212: Physics for Engineering and Science II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: PHYS 211.
A continuation of Physics 211, this course places emphasis on gravitational fields, waves.

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