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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.
Course Corequisites:
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHY121LB Introductory Physics I Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the lab portion of PHY 121.
Prerequisite(s): Placement into College Algebra (MAT 151) or higher.
Course Corequisites: PHY 121
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHY121 Introductory Physics I 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, linear momentum, rotational motion, heat, states of matter, and waves and sound.
Prerequisite(s): Placement into College Algebra (MAT 151) or higher.
Course Corequisites: PHY 121LB
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHY122IN Introductory Physics II SUN# PHY1112 Credit Hours: 5.00
Continuation of PHY 121/121LB or 121IN. Includes light, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism, relativity, atomic physics, quantum physics, wave mechanics, and nuclear physics.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121/121LB or 121IN.
Course Corequisites:
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHY122LB Introductory Physics II Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the lab portion of PHY 122.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121/121LB or 121IN.
Course Corequisites: PHY 122
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHY122 Introductory Physics II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of PHY 121/121LB or 121IN. Includes light, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism, relativity, atomic physics, quantum physics, wave mechanics, and nuclear physics.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 121/121LB or 121IN.
Course Corequisites: PHY 122LB
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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Course Corequisites:
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.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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PHY210IN Introductory Mechanics SUN# PHY1121 Credit Hours: 5.00
Calculus-based introduction to mechanics for physics, and mathematics majors. Includes nature of physics, linear motion and kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum, and rotational motion. Also includes in-class exercises, outside observation projects, and independent studies.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 220.
Course Corequisites:
Information: High school physics is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHY210LB Introductory Mechanics Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
Laboratory for PHY 210. Includes in-class exercises, outside observation projects, and independent studies. Emphasizes hands-on group and individual experiences to enrich understanding of PHY 210 lecture material.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: PHY 210
Information: High school physics is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHY210 Introductory Mechanics 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): MAT 220.
Course Corequisites: PHY 210LB
Information: High school physics is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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' 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. Also includes in-class exercises, outside observation projects, and independent studies.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 231 and PHY 210/210LB or 210IN.
Course Corequisites:
Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
PHY216LB Introductory Electricity and Magnetism Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
Laboratory for PHY 216. Includes in-class exercises, outside observation projects, and independent studies. Emphasizes hands-on group and individual experiences to enrich understanding of PHY 216 lecture material.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 231 and PHY 210/210LB or 210IN.
Course Corequisites: PHY 216
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHY216 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism 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' 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): MAT 231 and PHY 210/210LB or 210IN.
Course Corequisites: PHY 216LB
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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PHY221LB Introduction to Waves and Heat Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
Laboratory for PHY 221. Includes in-class exercises, outside observation projects, and independent studies. Emphasizes hands-on group and individual experiences to enrich understanding of PHY 221 lecture material.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 231 and PHY 210/210LB or 210IN.
Course Corequisites: PHY 221
Offered: Spring.
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PHY221 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): MAT 231 and PHY 210/210LB or 210IN.
Course Corequisites: PHY 221LB
Offered: Spring.
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PHY230 Introduction to Modern Physics Credit Hours: 3.00
Calculus-based introduction to modern physics from the theory of relativity to the origins of quantum mechanics. Includes the classical and special theory of relativity, relativistic kinematics, relativistic dynamics, the quantization of energy, particles and waves, the atom and early quantum theory, the Schrodinger wave equation, and nuclear, and particle physics.
Prerequisite(s): PHY 210 and 216, or PHY 221 and MAT 231.
Course Corequisites:
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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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.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
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.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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