Course Descriptions

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PHYS-101

Fundamentals of Physical Science

Credit(s): 4

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. It fulfills one of the laboratory science requirements for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: PHYS-101L

PHYS-103

Elementary Astronomy

Credit(s): 4

PHYS 103 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. It fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.A., A.S. and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: PHYS-103L

PHYS-111

General Physics I

Credit(s): 4

This course is the study of mechanics, sound, linear and rotational motion momentum, energy, vectors, elasticity, vibration, and mechanical wave motion. It fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-147 or MATH-143 and MATH-144, with a minimum grade of C-, or an appropriate test score: COMPASS Trig >21.
Corequisites: PHYS-111L

PHYS-112

General Physics II

Credit(s): 4

This is the study of electricity and magnetism, light, optics, and modern physics. It fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete PHYS-111 or PHYS-211 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: PHYS-112L

PHYS-211

Engineering Physics I

Credit(s): 5

This is 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. It fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: MATH-143 and MATH-144, or MATH-147, or appropriate score on the placement test.
Corequisites: MATH-170 PHYS-211L

PHYS-212

Engineering Physics II

Credit(s): 5

This is the study of heat and thermodynamics, electric and magnetic fields and potentials, DC and AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, and geometric and physical optics. It fulfills a laboratory science requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-170 and PHYS-211 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: PHYS-212L MATH-175