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Physics (PHY)

Assistant Professor Carlson
Associate Professor Bishop

116 Earth and Space Science (3).
A non-technical introduction of rocks and minerals, earth processes, earth history as seen in rock strata, folds, faults, mountains and fossils, the solar system, stellar astronomy, stellar systems, stellar motions, galactic structure, and extragalactic structure.   (Lecture 3)
125 Science & Culture I: Physical Sciences for a Sustainable Future (4)
This course serves as an introduction to the physical sciences, particularly physics, geology, atmospheric sciences, and chemistry using a problem-based approach.  Current topics of interest will include energy, environmental quality, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, natural disasters and scientific discovery and will focus on the practical application of this knowledge to our lives and a sustainable society.
241-242 General Physics (3-3). Prereq: MAT 102 or 208, or consent of the instructor.   A non-calculus-based study of the basic concepts of mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.   (Lecture 3) (241, fall only; 242, spring only)
243-244 General College Physics Laboratory (1-1). Prereq. or Coreq.: PHY 241-242.
A two-semester sequence emphasizing the study of a selection of exercises demonstrating those principles discussed in PHY 241-242.  (Lab 3) (243, fall only; 244, spring only)
341-342 Physics with Calculus (3-3). Prereq: MAT 208.
A calculus-based study of the basic concepts of mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.   (Lecture 3)
343-344 Physics with Calculus Laboratory (1-1). Prereq. or Coreq.: PHY 341-342.
A study of a selection of exercises demonstrating those principles discussed in PHY 341-342.  (Lab 3)

 

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