
Physics Course DescriptionsPHY 110 Conceptual PhysicsThis course provides a conceptuallybased exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the principles studied. Laboratory experiments and computerbased exercises enhance and consolidate the understanding of basic physical principles and applications. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course Course Hours Per Week: Class,
3; Lab, 0 PHY 110A Conceptual Physics LabThis course is a laboratory for PHY 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in PHY 110. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course Course Hours Per Week: Class,
0; Lab, 2 PHY 131 Physics  MechanicsThis algebra and trigonometrybased course introduces fundamental physical concepts as applied to engineering technology fields. Topics include systems of units, problemsolving methods, graphical analysis, vectors, motion, forces, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, power, momentum, and properties of matter. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles studied to applications in engineering technology fields. Laboratory experiments and computerbased tutorials consolidate the basic principles of physics that are used in the engineering field. Course Hours Per Week: Class,
3; Lab, 2 PHY 151 College Physics IThis course uses algebra and trigonometrybased mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problemsolving ability for the topics covered. Laboratory experiments, along with some computerbased labs and tutorials, consolidate the basic principles discussed in lectures. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course Course Hours Per Week: Class,
3; Lab, 2 PHY 152 College Physics IIThis course uses algebra and trigonometrybased mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, directcurrent circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternatingcurrent circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problemsolving ability for the topics covered. Laboratory experiments, along with some computerbased labs and tutorials, consolidate the basic principles discussed in lectures. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course Course Hours Per Week: Class,
3; Lab, 2 PHY 251 General Physics IThis course uses calculusbased mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vector operations, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, rotational mechanics, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problemsolving ability for the topics covered. Laboratory experiments, some of which are computerbased, and computerbased tutorials enhance and consolidate the basic principles discussed in the theoretical section of the course. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course Course Hours Per Week: Class,
3; Lab, 3 PHY 252 General Physics IIThis course uses calculusbased mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, directcurrent circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternatingcurrent circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problemsolving ability for the topics covered. Laboratory experiments, some of which are computerbased, and computerbased tutorials enhance and consolidate the basic principles discussed in the theoretical section of the course. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course Course Hours Per Week: Class,
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