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PHYS  1401  College Physics I

Lecture: Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, Newton's Laws of Motion, and gravitation and other fundamental forces; with emphasis on problem solving. Lab: Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, Newton's Laws of Motion, and gravitation and other fundamental forces; emphasis will be on problem solving. Lab required. Prerequisites: MATH 1314, and either MATH 1316 or MATH 2412. 4 credit hours. (A)

 

PHYS  1402  College Physics II

Lecture: Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics, and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving. Lab: Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics, and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving. Lab required. Prerequisite: PHYS 1401. 4 credit hours. (A)

 

PHYS  1403  Stars and Galaxies

Introduction to stars and galaxies; basic tools and concepts in astronomy and physics are discussed.  Subjects studied include stellar evolution, supernovae, black holes, neutron stars, galaxies, and quasars.  Laboratory exercises, night observations, planetarium and observatory visits combine to enhance lecture material.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI standard for MATH 0310, and TSI college-readiness standard for Reading; or equivalent.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

PHYS  1404  Solar System

Introduction to the solar system; basic tools and concepts in astronomy and physics are discussed.  Subjects studied include planets, moons, asteroids, comets, solar system formation, and solar system exploration.  Laboratory exercises, night observations, planetarium and observatory visits combine to enhance lecture material.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI standard for MATH 0310, and TSI college-readiness standard for Reading; or equivalent.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

PHYS  1405  Conceptual Physics

This course presents concepts of classical and modern physics with application to biology and health sciences.  What students should bring to this course is curiosity about how the world works.  Intended for liberal arts, health science, or any majors.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI standard for MATH 0310, and TSI college-readiness standard for Reading; or equivalent.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

PHYS  1410  Physics of Music and Sound

This course is a study of the physics governing production, transmission and perception of sound.  The focus is on the physical characteristics of sound, as well as the basic physical relationships that govern all vibrations and waves.  We will also consider how sound is affected by the environment (acoustics) and how sound is physically and physiologically perceived.  Laboratory exercises and classroom demonstrations combine to enhance lecture material.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI standard for MATH 0310, and TSI college-readiness standard for Reading; or equivalent.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

PHYS  1415  Physical Science I

Investigation of everyday phenomena of the physical world, which helps students to achieve a well-grounded understanding of selected science concepts as well as the skills that enable and encourage rational independent thinking.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI standard for MATH 0310, and TSI college-readiness standard for Reading; or equivalent.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

PHYS  1417  Physical Science II

Investigation of topics in physics, chemistry, geology, and meteorology in the context of a one-semester astronomy course.  Topics will include: Celestial measurement of time, calendars, and seasons; geology and meteorology of the Earth, Moon, and planets; Chemistry and physics of stars and galaxies; and the interdisciplinary question of life beyond Earth.  Laboratory exercises and night observations combine to enhance lecture material.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Mathematics, and TSI college-readiness standard for Reading; or equivalent.  4 credit hours.  (A)

 

PHYS  2389  Academic Co-op Physics

Integrates on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in physics. In conjunction with class seminars, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of physics.  Contact the Cooperative Work Experience Office. 3 credit hours.  (A)

 

PHYS  2425  University Physics I

Lecture: Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus for science, computer science, and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical and modern mechanics, including harmonic motion and physical systems, and the laws of thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving. Lab: Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in the lecture section involving the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion and physical systems; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. Lab required. Prerequisite: MATH 2413 equivalent within the last five years with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite/Concurrent enrollment: MATH 2414 equivalent. 4 credit hours. (A)

 

PHYS  2426  University Physics II

Lecture: Principles of physics for science, computer science, and engineering majors, using calculus, involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics, and modern physics. Lab: Laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in the lecture section involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. Lab required. Prerequisites: MATH 2414 equivalent, and PHYS 2425 within the last five years with a grade of C or better. 4 credit hours. (A)

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