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PHY121IN Introductory Physics I SUN# PHY1111 Credit Hours: 5.00
Introduction to general physics for programs requiring a one-year, non-calculus based physics course. Includes the nature of physics, linear motion and kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum, rotational motion, heat, states of matter, and waves and sound.
Prerequisite(s): Placement into College Algebra (MAT 151) or higher.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHY122IN Introductory Physics II SUN# PHY1112 Credit Hours: 5.00
Continuation of PHY 121IN. Includes light, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism, relativity, atomic physics, quantum physics, wave mechanics, and nuclear physics.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121IN.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHY195 Introduction to Research in Physics Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the methods of research in physics. Includes scientific laboratory procedures, experimental design, scientific writing, scientific ethics, and current research in working laboratories.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
PHY196 Independent Studies in Physics Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Independent studies and projects in physics and allied science fields. Content to be determined by conference between student and instructor.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
PHY210IN Introductory Mechanics SUN# PHY1121 Credit Hours: 5.00
Calculus-based introduction to mechanics for physics, engineering, and mathematics majors. Includes nature of physics; linear motion and kinematics; dynamics; work and energy; linear momentum; and rotational motion.
Prerequisite(s): With a grade of C or higher: MAT 220.
Course Corequisites:
Information: High school physics is strongly recommended before enrolling in this course. IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHY216IN Introductory Electricity and Magnetism SUN# PHY1131 Credit Hours: 5.00
Calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism for physics, mathematics, and engineering majors. Includes electric charge and Coulomb's law, the electric field, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, current and resistance, the magnetic field, Ampere's law and Biot-Savart law, and Faraday's law of induction. Also includes magnetic properties of matter, inductance, alternating current, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic waves.
Prerequisite(s): With a grade of C or higher: MAT 231 and PHY 210IN.
Course Corequisites:
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHY221IN Introduction to Waves and Heat Credit Hours: 4.00
Calculus-based introduction to waves and heat for physics, mathematics and engineering majors. Includes fluid statics and dynamics, temperature, heat and thermodynamics, kinetic theory, thermodynamics and entropy, oscillations and simple harmonic motion, and wave motion. Also includes electromagnetic waves and the propagation of light, diffraction and interference, reflection and refraction at plane surfaces, and spherical mirrors and lenses.
Prerequisite(s): With a grade of C or higher: MAT 231 and PHY 210IN.
Course Corequisites:
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHY295LB Independent Research in Physics Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Experience in scientific laboratory research. Specific content to be determined by student and instructor.
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Information: One semester of physics and consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken three times for a maximum of twelve credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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