Physics (PHYS)

PHYS-101 GEM4 course AASID course WCHE course Fundamentals of Physical Science
4 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course is designed for the non-science major interested in an overview of the physical sciences and in developing an appreciation for the nature of the physical universe. It includes physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology and their relation to the world and universe in which we live.

Corequisites: PHYS-101L

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PHYS-103 GEM4 course AASID course Elementary Astronomy
4 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course is an introductory study of astronomy. Topics include the history of astronomy; the motions and physical properties of the sun, moon, and Earth; the electromagnetic spectrum; solar system planets, satellites, and minor bodies; stars; galaxies; evolution of the solar system; the universe; and cosmology.

Corequisites: PHYS-103L

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PHYS-111 GEM4 course AASID course WCHE course General Physics I
4 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course is the study of mechanics, sound, linear and rotational motion momentum, energy, vectors, elasticity, vibration, and mechanical wave motion.

Prerequisites: MATH-147, or MATH-143 and MATH-144, or an appropriate score on a placement test.

Corequisites: PHYS-111L

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PHYS-112 General Physics II
4 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course is the study of electricity and magnetism, light, optics, and modern physics.

Prerequisites: PHYS-111 or PHYS-211

Corequisites: PHYS-112L

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PHYS-211 GEM4 course WCHE course Engineering Physics I
5 Credits

Lecture: 4 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course envelops the study of kinematics and dynamics, Newton's Laws, work and energy, rotational dynamics, linear and angular momentum, collisions, static equilibrium, oscillations, gravity, central forces, fluid dynamics, and sounds waves.

Prerequisites: MATH-147, or MATH-143 and MATH-144, or an appropriate score on a placement test.

Corequisites: PHYS-211L

Pre/Corequisites: MATH-170

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PHYS-212 Engineering Physics II
5 Credits

Lecture: 4 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course is the study of heat and thermodynamics, electric and magnetic fields and potentials, DC and AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, and geometric and physical optics.

Prerequisites: MATH-170, PHYS-211

Corequisites: PHYS-212L

Pre/Corequisites: MATH-175

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