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PHY107IN Everyday Physics: How the World Works Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to physics that explains everyday life, including Newton's Laws; why things move; energy and its conservation; momentum in everyday life; waves and energy of oscillation; light and optics; electricity and magnetism; and modern physics, including atomic and nuclear processes.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
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PHY121IN Introductory Physics I SUN# PHY1111 Credit Hours: 4.00
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; and linear momentum. Also includes rotational motion; heat; states of matter; and waves and sound.
Prerequisite(s): With a grade of B or higher: completion of MAT 189 or higher; or required score on Mathematics assessment test. Students receiving a grade of C in MAT 187 or 189 or higher will be required to register for the PHY 121RC course concurrently; for students receiving a grade of B or higher in MAT 187 or 189, PHY 121RC course is optional but highly recommended.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
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PHY121RC Introductory Physics I Recitation Credit Hours: 1.00
Taken concurrently with PHY 121IN. Facilitated discussions, discrete study groups, and collaborative problem solving provide more thorough discourse on classroom concepts and theory. 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; and linear momentum. Also includes rotational motion; heat; states of matter; and waves and sound.
Prerequisite(s): With a C or better: completion of MAT 187 or 189, or required score on the Mathematic assessment test.
Course Corequisites: PHY 121IN
Information: Pass-Fail only. Students receiving a grade of C in MAT 187 or 189 will be required to enroll in PHY 121RC course concurrently; for students with a grade of B or higher in MAT 187 or 189, the PHY 121RC course is optional, but highly recommended. Please be aware that if this course is not applicable toward your program of study, it is not eligible for the calculation of Federal Student Aid.
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PHY122IN Introductory Physics II SUN# PHY1112 Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of PHY 121IN. Includes light, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism, relativity, atomic physics, quantum physics, wave mechanics, and nuclear physics.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121IN with a grade of B or better. Students receiving a grade of C in PHY 121IN will be required to register for the PHY 122RC course concurrently; for students receiving a grade of B or higher in PHY 121IN, PHY 122RC course is optional but highy recommended.
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PHY122RC Introductory Physics II Recitation Credit Hours: 1.00
Taken concurrently with PHY 122IN. Facilitated discussions, discrete study groups, and collaborative problem solving provide more thorough discourse on classroom concepts and theory. Continuation of PHY 121IN. Includes light, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism, relativity, atomic physics, quantum physics, wave mechanics, and nuclear physics.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121IN.
Course Corequisites: PHY 122IN
Information: Pass-Fail only. Students receiving a grade of C in PHY121IN will be required to enroll in PHY 122RC course concurrently; for students receiving a B grade or higher in PHY 121IN, the PHY 121RC course is optional, but highly recommended. Please be aware that if this course is not applicable toward your program of study, it is not eligible for the calculation of Federal Student Aid.
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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. Information; Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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PHY210IN Introductory Mechanics SUN# PHY1121 Credit Hours: 4.00
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 B or higher: MAT 220 Students receiving a grade of C in MAT 220 will be required to register for the the PHY 210RC course concurrently; for students receiving a grade of B or higher in MAT 220, PHY 210RC course is optional but highly recommended.
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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.
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PHY210RC Introductory Mechanics Recitation Credit Hours: 1.00
Taken concurrently with PHY 210IN. Facilitated discussions, discrete study groups, and collaborative problem solving provide more thorough discourse on classroom concepts and theory. 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: PHY 210IN
Information: Pass-Fail only. Students receiving a grade of C in MAT 220 will be required to enroll in PHY 210RC course concurrently; for students receiving a B grade or higher in MAT 220, the PHY 210RC course is optional, but highly recommended. Please be aware that if this course is not applicable toward your program of study, it is not eligible for the calculation of Federal Student Aid.
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PHY216IN Introductory Electricity and Magnetism SUN# PHY1131 Credit Hours: 4.00
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. Students receiving a grade of C in PHY 210IN will be required to register for the PHY 216RC course concurrently; for students receiving a B grade or higher in PHY 210IN, PHY 216RC is optional but highly recommended.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously. . . .
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PHY216RC Introductory Electricity and Magnetism Recitation Credit Hours: 1.00
Taken concurrently with PHY 216IN. Facilitated discussions, discrete study groups, and collaborative problem solving provide more thorough discourse on classroom concepts and theory. 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: PHY 216IN
Information: Pass-Fail only. Students receiving a grade of C in PHY 210IN will be required to register for the PHY 216RC course concurrently; for students receiving a B grade or higher in PHY 210IN, the PHY 216RC course is optional, but highly recommended. Please be aware that if this course is not applicable toward your program of study, it is not eligible for the calculation of Federal Student Aid.
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PHY221IN Introduction to Waves and Heat Credit Hours: 3.00
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.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
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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.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of twelve credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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