Physics Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

PHYS 100C Pre-Engineering Technology Physics 4-2-5
This course covers the fundamentals of mechanics. Topics included: velocity; acceleration; vectors; motion in two dimensions; Newton's Laws of Motion; work; energy; momentum and collisions. A graphing calculator will be required.* The institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. (Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 094C)

PHYS 133C Physics I (Algebra-Based) 3-2-4
A study of classical physics. Topics include: linear and projectile motion; vectors; Newton's Laws of Motion; work; energy; momentum and collisions; rotational kinematics and dynamics; translational and rotational equilibrium; gravity. A graphing calculator will be required.* (Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 124C)

PHYS 135C Physics II (Algebra-Based) 3-2-4
A study of classical physics. Topics include: oscillations; mechanical waves and sound; fluids; heat; electrostatics; Ohm's law; D.C. circuits; electromagnetism; geometrical optics. A graphing calculator will be required.* (Prerequisites: PHYS 133C and MATH 124C)

PHYS 231C Physics I (Calculus-Based) 3-3-4
A study of classical mechanics.  Topics include: linear and rotational motion; forces; momentum; energy; gravitation; oscillations. A graphing calculator will be required.* (Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 205C)

PHYS 232C Physics II (Calculus-Based) 3-3-4
The second course studying classical physics. Topics include: fluids; elasticity; thermodynamics; electricity; magnetism. A graphing calculator will be required.* (Prerequisites: PHYS 231C and MATH 205C)

PHYS 233C Physics III (Calculus-Based) 3-3-4
Topics include: sound; optics; electromagnetic waves; relativity; introduction to quantum mechanics; atomic physics; nuclear physics. A graphing calculator is required.* (Prerequisite: PHYS 232C)

*Texas Instruments model TI-83 or TI-84.

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