Lecture and laboratory breakdown of courses is indicated at the end of each description. For example (3-1) indicates three credit hours lecture, one credit hour laboratory (1 credit hour of lab usually equals 2 contact hours). Courses in physics qualifying for the University Core Curriculum are so indicated by UCC.
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101 Introduction to the Physical Sciences 3 hours. Lectures and demonstrations of physics at a primarily conceptual level. Basic problem solving and the scientific method are introduced. Topics covered include Newton's Laws, energy, momentum, light, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, fluids, and selected topics from modern physics. (3-0) UCC
175 General Physics I 4 hours. Review of metric system and vectors, the laws of motion and applications, work and energy, states of matter and molecular properties, heat and thermodynamics. Calculus is not employed in the course. Prerequisite: MATH 111 and 112; or MATH 115; or MATH 118; or placement into MATH230. (3-1) UCC
176 General Physics II 4 hours. Wave motion and acoustics, electrostatic fields and potentials, electric current and circuit theory, magnetic fields, optics and the wave properties of light, atomic and nuclear physics. A continuation of physics 175. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in 175. (3-1) UC