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Physics (PHYS)


100. Conceptual Physics (3) (F, S) Nonmathematical approach to understanding the principles of physics and scientific numeracy. No previous background in physics is required. (Prerequisite: Math 97 or equivalent).

121. General Physics I (3) (W, S) Topics include Newtonian mechanics.  Course is designed to meet the requirements of science majors.  An excellent understanding of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus (introductory differentiation and integration) is required.  Students must pass a comprehensive mathematics exam to continue enrollment.  Concurrent registration in PHYS 121L recommended. (Prerequisite:  MATH 112 or equivalent.)

121L. General Physics I Laboratory (1) (W, S) Three-hour laboratory based on the topics in Physics 121. Strongly recommended to any student taking Physics 121. (Prerequisite: Concurrent registration or completion of Physics 121.)

122. General Physics II (3) (W, S) Topics include waves, electricity and magnetism. Course is designed to meet the requirements of science majors. Concurrent registration in Physics 122L recommended. (Prerequisite: Physics 121.)

122L. General Physics II Laboratory (1) (W, S) Three-hour laboratory based on the topics in Physics 122. Strongly recommended to any student taking Physics 122. (Prerequisite: Concurrent registration or completion of Physics 122.)

221. General Physics III (3) (F) Topics include waves, quantum mechanics, special relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. Course is designed to meet the requirements of science majors. Concurrent registration in Physics 221L recommended. (Prerequisite: Physics 121.)

221L. General Physics III Laboratory (1) (F) Three-hour laboratory based on the topics in Physics 221. Strongly recommended to any student taking Physics 221. (Prerequisite: Concurrent registration or completion of Physics 221.)

390R. Special Topics in Physics (1-4) (Variable)

495R. Independent Study (1-4) (Variable) This course is offered to provide an opportunity for individual study and senior research thesis and will be scheduled on an individual basis.  This course will be completed by the student in consultation with a faculty member from our campus.  This course is not done in distance education mode.  (Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.)