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PHY 116 COLLEGE PHYSICS I
T P1 900L Fall
This course is an introductory course in basic physics for science majors with no previous exposure to physical laws, methods, and applications that uses handson approach to problem solving in mechanics, dynamics, sound and heat. This is a noncalculus based course for any science major, including (but not limited to biology, premed, predental (nursing) or for student interested in how the world interacts with physics.
Credit: 4 hours  Three lecture and two lab hours per week.
Prerequisite(s GeometryMat 042, Intermediate AlgebraMAT 114 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent math background in high school. PrecalculusMAT 115 or TrigonometryMAT 118 are recommended.
PHY 117 COLLEGE PHYSICS II
T Spring
This is an introductory level course emphasizing two main areas of study. One area is electricity and magnetism, which will include electric and magnetic field, direct current and alternating currents and interrelationships. The second area is electromagnetic waves, light, optics, wave theory, sound, and modern physics.
Credit: 4 hours  Three lecture and two lab hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Introductory Physics IPHY 116 or equivalent, PrecalculusMAT 115 or TrigonometryMAT 118
PHY 120 INTRODUCTION TO REAL WORLD PHYSICS
T P1 900 Spring
This course is a nonmathematical approach to the study of physical phenomena, investigation of mechanics, properties of matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, relativity, and atomic and nuclear physics is presented.
Credit: 3 hours  Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): None
PHY 216 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I
T P2 900L Fall
This course is a calculusbased course in the physics of mechanics, dynamics, heat and sound. Topics include equilibrium, motion, momentum, work and energy, heat, thermodynamics, and wave motion.
Credits: 4 hours  Three lecture and two lab hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Physics IPHY 116 or equivalent and Calculus IMAT 117.
PHY 217 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II
T Spring
This course is a calculusbased course in universitylevel physics that studies of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic wave theory with an emphasis on light theory and an introduction to atomic and nuclear physics. Topics include charge, electric fields, emf, resistance, capacitance, magnetism, inductance, AC and DC circuits, resonance, waves, optics, and relativity.
Credit: 4 hours  Three lecture and two lab hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): University Physics IPHY 216 and Calculus IIMAT 211 or concurrent enrollment.
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