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Physics

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PHYS 110 | INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY  (3 credits)
This is an introductory astronomy contended to give the student an appreciation of the universe in which we live. Topics covered will include: ancient astronomy (Greek & Native Americans), and the Copernican Revolution; astronomical measurements and instruments, the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, black holes, Big Bang cosmology.
Offered: Spring

PHYS 110L | INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY LAB  (1 credit)
Corequisite: PHYS 110. An introductory study of the universe. Topics covered will include: ancient astronomy (Greek & Native Americans), and the Copernican Revolution; astronomical measurements and instruments, the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, black holes, Big Bang cosmology. The astronomy laboratory is optional.
Offered: Spring

PHYS 211 | COLLEGE PHYSICS I L/L  (4 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 103 or Instructor approval. The non-calculus physics course sequence recommended for pre-medical and pre-professional students. Topics: Newtonian mechanics and gravitation, work and energy, solids and fluids, heat and thermodynamics. Includes lab.
Offered: Fall 

PHYS 212 | COLLEGE PHYSICS II L/L  (4 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in PHYS 211, equivalent, or Instructor approval. The non-calculus general physics course sequence recommended for pre-medical and pre-professional students. Topics: vibration and waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and an introduction to modern physics. Includes lab.
Offered: Spring

PHYS 251 | UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I L/L  (5 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 165 or Instructor approval. The general physics course sequence for students majoring in chemistry, physics, or engineering. Topics: Newtonian mechanics and gravitation, work and energy, solids and fluids, heat and thermodynamics. Includes lab.
Offered: Fall 

PHYS 252  | UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II L/L  (5 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 166 or Instructor approval. The calculus-based general physics course sequence for students majoring in chemistry, physics, or engineering. Topics: vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and an introduction to modern physics. Includes lab.
Offered: Spring

PHYS 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS  (1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Designed to meet students special needs and interests.
Offered: By Demand