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PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics (3 credits)
A concise treatment of the basic principles of physics. Includes mechanics, matter, electricity, magnetism, heat, sound, light, relativity, and nuclear physics.

Prerequisite: Must have completed MATH 96 or earned a satisfactory score in Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT for placement into MATH 120.

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PHYS 107 Technical Physics I (3 credits)
Investigates traditional topics of physics. Topics include mechanics, electricity, basic solid state components, optics, gases, hydraulics, fluids, and thermodynamics. This course provides a basic understanding of how physical systems are related and their technical applications. Hands-on labs, demonstrations, and calculations are an integral part of the course. (Formerly PHYS 107B, Technical Physics I)

Prerequisite: Must have completed MATH 96 or higher.

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PHYS 117 Meteorology (3 credits)
Description of the behavior of the atmosphere with special emphasis on the physical processes involved in the weather.

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PHYS 151 General Physics I (4 credits)
Primarily for students in arts and science. Topics include kinematics, energy and momentum conservation, rotational dynamics, thermodynamics, fluids, harmonic motion, and sound. Laboratory experiments illustrate many of these fundamental principles.

Prerequisite: Must have completed MATH 127 or higher.

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PHYS 152 General Physics II (4 credits)
A continuation of PHYS 151. Topics include electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, induction, AC circuits, electronics, light optics, special relativity, and an introduction in quantum theory. Lab included.

Prerequisite: Must have completed PHYS 151.

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PHYS 180 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (4 credits)
A comprehensive, calculus-based physics course designed for advanced science and engineering students. Consists of intensive word problem solving covering topics of kinematics, vectors, forces, energy, momentum, rotation, angular momentum, equilibrium, elasticity, gravity, fluids, and oscillations. Lab included. (Formerly PHYS 180/180L, Engineering Physics I)

Prerequisite: Must be taking MATH 181 or have completed MATH181 or higher.

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PHYS 181 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4 credits)
A calculus-based investigation of thermodynamic laws, kinetic theory, electric charge, field, potential, current, dielectrics, circuit elements, magnetic fields and materials, electromagnetic oscillations. Lab included. (Formerly PHYS 181/181L, Engineering Physics II)

Prerequisite: Must have completed MATH 181 and PHYS 180.

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PHYS 182 Physics for Scientists and Engineers III (4 credits)
A calculus-based investigation of Faraday's laws and inductance, AC, EM waves, light, optical systems, interference, diffraction, polarization, relativity, quantum physics, atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei and radioactivity, elementary particles. Includes a weekly laboratory component.

Prerequisite: Must have completed PHYS 181.

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PHYS 483 Special Topics in Physics (1-3 credits)
Topics of current interest which are not incorporated in regular offerings.

Prerequisite: Must have completed PHYS 182.

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