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Physics

PHYS 110 Astronomy 4 cr. (GE6) A study of the universe that begins with the earth as a planet, the planets and the satellites of our solar system, and moves out through stellar astronomy to galaxies and into the very fabric of the universe. It includes an evaluation of the methods and techniques of astronomy. Offered fall semester. Both day and night laboratories. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.

PHYS 203 Introduction to Physics I 4 cr. (GE6) Elementary laws and principles of mechanics and fluids. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours; recitation, 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): MATH 103.

PHYS 204 Introduction to Physics II 4 cr. (GE6) Elementary laws of electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours; recitation, 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 203.

PHYS 221 General Physics I 5 cr. (GE6) Newton's laws; work and energy; impulse and momentum; angular momentum; oscillations; gravity; wave motion; thermodynamics. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours; recitation, 2 hours. Corequisite: MATH 165.

PHYS 222 General Physics II 5 cr. (GE6) Electricity; Gauss' laws and potential difference; magnetism; Maxwell's equations; optics; introduction to Modern Physics. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours; recitation, 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 221. Corequisite: MATH 166.