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Physics Courses

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PHYS 110     INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY     (3 credits)
This is an introductory astronomy course intended to give the student an appreciation of the universe in which we live. Topics covered will include: ancient astronomy and the Copernican Revolution, astronomical measurements and instruments, the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, black holes, and cosmology.

PHYS 110L     INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY LAB     (1 credit)
An introductory study of the universe: the solar system, stars, stellar evolution, galaxies, black holes, big bang, cosmology, and the expanding universe. The astronomy laboratory is optional.

PHYS 211         COLLEGE PHYSICS I L/L     (4 credits)
Prerequisite: MATH 103 or equivalent. 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.

PHYS 212         COLLEGE PHYSICS II L/L     (4 credits)
Prerequisite: PHYS 211 or equivalent. 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.

PHYS 251         UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I L/L     (5 credits)
Prerequisite: MATH 165. 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.

PHYS 252         UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II L/L     (5 credits)
Prerequisite: MATH 166. The general physics course sequence for students majoring in chemistry, physics or engineering.  Topics:  vibration and waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and an introduction to modern physics.  Includes lab.