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PHYSICS (PHYS)

201  General Physics I (algebra-based) (3-3-4). An algebra-trigonometry based study of mechanics, properties of materials, thermal energy, and wave motion with lab sessions consisting of observing, reporting and interpreting physical phenomena. PR: MATH 109, 110.

202  General Physics II (algebra-based) (3-3-4).  An algebra-trigonometry based study of mechanics, properties of materials, thermal energy, and wave motion, with lab sessions consisting of observing, reporting and interpreting physical phenomena. PR: PHYS 201.

205  Recitation I (algebra-based), (1-0-1). A discussion and problem-solving session designed to accompany PHYS 201. CO: PHYS 201.

206  Recitation II (algebra-based), (1-0-1). A discussion and problem solving session designed to accompany PHYS 202. CO: PHYS 202.

211  General Physics I (calculus-based), (3-0-3). Introduction to physics for scientists and engineers. A calculus based study of mechanics, properties of materials, thermal energy, and wave motion. CO/PR: MATH 220.

212  General Physics II (calculus-based), (3-0-3). A continuation of PHYS 211. Includes a calculus based study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, optics, and special relativity. PR: PHYS 211.

215  Recitation I (calculus-based), (1-0-1). A discussion and problem-solving session designed to accompany PHYS 211. CO: PHYS 211.

216  Recitation II (calculus-based), (1-0-1). A discussion and problem-solving session designed to accompany PHYS 212. CO: PHYS 212.

310  Modern Physics (3-0-3). An introduction to atomic nuclear, molecular, solid state physics, elementary quantum mechanics, and other selected topics related to the development of the field. PR: PHYS 212 or consent of instructor.

315  Principles of Astronomy (3-0-3). Study of the stars and planets, constellations and galaxies, the celestial sphere, the earth, light, the telescope, comets, and meteors. The structure of the visible universe, with the celestial bodies, their magnitudes, motions and constitution. PR: Completion of general studies science requirement.

490 Topics in Physics (3-0-3). Advanced formal courses in diverse areas of physics. Courses may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript.