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Fall 2012

Physics Courses:

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PHY100 - How Things Work
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores the physical world and its impact on human life, including the basic principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, optics, and atomic physics. Recommended for students pursuing nontechnical majors. Two class hours and two laboratory hours. Prerequisite: Basic arithmetic skills equivalent to MAT091.

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PHY121 - College Physics 1
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: An algebra/trigonometry based introduction to physics for career or transfer students with majors somewhat, but not closely, related to physics. Topics include one and two dimensional motion, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, rotation, statics, fluid mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, and special relativity. Three class hours, three lab hours. Fall only. Prerequisite: MAT 121 or MAT 136 or higher or by placement.

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PHY122 - College Physics 2
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: An algebra/trigonometry based introduction to physics for career or transfer students with majors somewhat, but not closely, related to physics. Topics include Coulomb's law, potential, Kirchhoff's laws, capacitance, magnetic fields, induction, RC, RL and LC circuits, alternating currents, sound, electromagnetic waves, standing waves, interference, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. Three class hours, three lab hours. Spring only. Prerequisite: MAT 121 or MAT 136 or higher or by placement.

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PHY131 - Physics With Calculus 1
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Introduces fundamental principles of physics. Includes one and two dimensional motion, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, rotation, statics, harmonic motion, waves, gravitation, fluid mechanics, heat, and ideal gases. A calculus based physics course for students in science and engineering related programs. Three class hours, three lab hours. Fall only. Prerequisite or corequisite: MAT 141 or higher or by placement.

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PHY132 - Physics With Calculus 2
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Introduces electric fields of discrete and continuous charges, Gauss's law, potential, DC circuits, capacitance, magnetic fields, Ampere's law, induction, Maxwell's equations, AC circuits, and thermodynamic processes and laws. Three class hours, three lab hours. Spring only. Prerequisites: PHY131 and MAT 142 (MAT 142 can be taken concurrently with PHY 132).

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PHY133 - Physics With Calculus 3
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Introduces waves, standing waves, optics, interference and diffraction, electromagnetic waves, special relativity, wave-particle duality, the Bohr atom, wave functions, Schrodinger's equation and hydrogen molecules, solids, radioactivity and nuclear physics, and elementary particles. Three class hours, three lab hours. Spring only. Prerequisite or corequisite: PHY 132.

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PHYLB5 - College Physics 1 Lab
Credits: 0

Catalog Description: This is the required lab for PHY 121, College Physics 1.

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PHYLB6 - College Physics 2 Lab
Credits: 0

Catalog Description: This is the required lab for PHY 122, College Physics 2.

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