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PHY 101 - College Physics I (4 credits)
Corequisite: MAT 115
The first of a two-semester non-calculus sequence intended for engineering technology and related majors. Topics include mechanics, heat, sound, and properties of matter. [Students who have not taken high school physics may wish to take PHY 111 as a preparatory course.] 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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PHY 102 - College Physics II (4 credits)
Prerequisites: PHY 101 and MAT 115 with a minimum C grade or approved equivalent
The second of a two-semester non-calculus sequence. Topics include electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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PHY 109 - Fundamentals of Physics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MAT 135
An introduction to the fundamental principles - underlying science and technology - of physics. Intended for the health fields, life sciences, and other areas requiring basic physics literacy. Topics of emphasis include Newtonian mechanics, work and energy, electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, as well as atomic and nuclear physics. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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PHY 111 - Physical Science Concepts (3 credits)
Prerequisite: proficiency in basic algebra
Survey of fundamental concepts in the physical sciences for students not majoring in science or engineering. Covers a broad range of topics in the fields of chemistry, physics, and astronomy such as measurement, motion, forces (gravitational, electromagnetic, nuclear), light, sound, atomic structure, molecular structure, crystal structure, nuclear structure, and various technological applications. Lab exercises support and supplement the lecture topics. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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PHY 115 - University Physics I (4 credits)
Prerequisites: MAT 146 with a minimum C grade; one semester of high school or college physics
Corequisite: MAT 151
The first course in a calculus-based physics sequence intended for students majoring in physics, engineering science, computer science, mathematics, and other technical areas. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, statics, energy, momentum, oscillations, gravity, as well as solid and liquid materials. The laws of physics are investigated and applied to problem solving. 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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PHY 121 - The Universe (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MAT 135
Introduces students to the world beyond Earth with a survey of modern astrophysics. Study encompasses three dominant sections: stellar astronomy, planets and life, and galaxies and cosmology. Laboratory data analysis requires algebra. Offered at off-site locations only. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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PHY 215 - University Physics II (4 credits)
Prerequisites: PHY 115 and MAT 151 with a minimum C grade
The second course in a calculus-based physics sequence intended for students majoring in physics, engineering science, computer science, mathematics, and other technical areas. Topics include electricity, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic fields, as well as electromagnetic waves. The laws of physics are investigated and applied to problem solving. 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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PHY 225 - University Physics III (4 credits)
Prerequisite: PHY 215 with a minimum C grade
The third course in a calculus-based physics sequence intended for students majoring in physics, engineering science, computer science, mathematics, and other technical areas. Topics include thermodynamics, gases, optics, as well as modern physics. The laws of physics are investigated and applied to problem solving. 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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PHY 293 - Honors Research in Physics I (2 credits)
Prerequisites: PHY 101 or PHY 115; divisional permission
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PHY 294 - Honors Research in Physics II (2 credits)
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PHY 295 - Honors Research in Physics III (2 credits)
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PHY 296 - Honors Research in Physics IV (2 credits)
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Under the guidance of an area sponsor in an industrial or academic environment, students participate in a physics research project. Requires a written report and oral presentation to students and faculty at the conclusion of the project period. [May be applied toward fulfilling Science elective requirements in the Physics program or other program upon program coordinator's approval.] 5 laboratory hours per week

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