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Physics

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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.

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