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Physics

PHY 1100 - Introduction to Physics

A survey of motion, forces, energy, thermodynamics, properties of matter, electricity and magnetism for nonscience majors. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

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PHY 1104 - Sound, Light & Modern Physics

A survey of sound, light, color, atomic and nuclear physics and special relativity for nonscience majors. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

PHY 1106 - Physics for Technology

Survey of conceptual physics for technology majors. Topics include motion, forces, energy, electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, light, atomic structure and emission and absorption of radiation. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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PHY 1141 - College Physics I

Algebra-based university-parallel sequence in mechanics, including vectors, statics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, elasticity, fluids and thermodynamics. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

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PHY 1142 - College Physics II

Algebra-based university-parallel course in oscillations, waves, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

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PHY 2201 - General Physics I

Fundamentals of mechanics including kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, oscillations, gravity, fluids, waves and sound, thermodynamics and kinetic theory, using calculus as appropriate. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

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PHY 2202 - General Physics II

Electrostatics, DC conduction and circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, quantum mechanics, optics and special relativity. Calculus used extensively. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

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PHY 2203 - Introduction to Modern Physics

Introduction to the experimental and theoretical basis of 20th century ideas in physics including relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic, molecular and solid state physics, nuclear structure, particle physics and cosmology. Calculus used extensively.

PHY 2210 - MATLAB for Scientists & Engineers

Introduction to problem solving and programming using MATLAB. Topics include the MATLAB desktop, arrays, graphics, basic programming concepts and structures such as logical and relational operators, control flow statements, M files, functions and object oriented programming. Applications will be chosen from the sciences and engineering.

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PHY 2297 - Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.

PHY 2780 - Scientific Thought & Method

Exploration of methods employed in the natural sciences primarily through an undergraduate research project designed to illustrate scientific thinking and related mathematical skills especially as they apply to physics. Intended for physics majors. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.