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Physics (PHYS)

101: Applications of Physics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 099 or Math ACT of 19
A course of study in applied physics with emphasis on the principles of mechanics and fluid mechanics, as applied to healthcare professions. Emphasis is placed on utilization of mathematics for application and problem solving.

201: General Physics I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 112 or MATH 129; high school physics or PHSC 105 or PHYS 101 recommended but not required.
The introductory semester of a two-semester problem-centered study in general physics. Designed for science and pre-medical majors requiring algebraic- and trigonometric-based solutions. Includes a study of vectors, kinematics, Newton’s Laws, momentum, work and energy, rotations, oscillations and waves, elasticity and equilibrium, and thermodynamics. Not intended for engineering majors.

201L: General Physics I Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current registration in PHYS 201.
Laboratory experiments in mechanics to accompany PHYS 201. Not intended for engineering majors. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory.

202: General Physics II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: PHYS 201.
A continuation of PHYS 201, this course includes the study of gravitational fields, waves, electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, induction, optics and light and modern physics. Not intended for engineering majors.

202L: General Physics II Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current enrollment in PHYS 202.
Laboratory exercises in electricity, magnetism, and light, that support and reinforce PHYS 202 lecture. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory.

211: Physics for Engineering and Science I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 250.
A calculus-based treatment of fundamental principles and their application; including vectors, kinematics, Newton’s Laws, momentum, work and energy, rotations, oscillations, elasticity and equilibrium. This course intended for engineering and physical science majors.

212: Physics for Engineering and Science II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: PHYS 211.
A continuation of Physics 211, this course places emphasis on gravitational fields, waves.

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