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Physics (PHY)

Physics (PHY)

201, 202 General Physics
A non-calculus-based course emphasizing general principles in physics. This course considers objects from our daily environment and focuses on their principles of operation, histories, and relationships to one another. The emphasis for PHY 201 is on mechanical and thermal objects. PHY 202 emphasizes objects involving electromagnetism, light, special materials, and nuclear energy.
Prerequisite: MTH 103 or 105 or 111. Additional prerequisite for 202: PHY 201.
Five hours, four credits each.

203, 204 Fundamentals of Physics
Designed for science, engineering, and computer science majors. The four fundamental forces are investigated using the ideas and terminology of both differential and integral calculus. Topics covered include Newtonian mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, quantum effects, and special relativity.
Prerequisites: MTH 211. Additional prerequisite for 204: PHY 203.
Six hours, four credits each.

390, 490 Special Topics
A course that allows the physics faculty, in response to student interest, to offer a class not normally in the schedule.
Prerequisites: PHY 203.
One to four credits.