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PHY 104 PHYSICAL SCIENCE

This course is designed to introduce the non-science student to the nature of physical reality and the physical laws which govern the universe. Contemporary applications in physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy will be discussed as well as new frontiers in scientific thought. A laboratory will introduce students to the use of the scientific method by combining experiments, observations, measurements and analysis. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: Completion of MAT 114 or higher placement. Offered fall and spring semesters. Note: Registration for both the lecture (PHY 104) and the lab (PHY 104 L) is required.

PHY 200 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I

This course is an introduction to the underlying principles of physics that govern behavior in the physical world. The topics of mechanics, heat, and waves will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on applications and problem solving. Four credit hours. Prerequisites: Completion of MAT 115 or placement in MAT 216. Offered fall semester in odd numbered years. Note: Registration for both the lecture (PHY 200) and the lab (PHY 200 L) is required.

PHY 201 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II

This course is a continuation of Principles of Physics I. The topics of electricity, magnetism, light, optics, and modern physics will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on applications and problem solving. Four credit hours. Prerequisites: PHY 200. Offered spring semester in even numbered years. Note: Registration for both the lecture (PHY 201) and the lab (PHY 201 L) is required.

PHY 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHYSICS

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.