Courses in Physics

Introductory Physics

PHYS 101     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
A one semester course covering the basic principles of physics at a conceptual level and with a minimal amount of math. Topics generally included mechanics, simple machines, atomic structure, heat, light, and sound. Lecture and laboratory. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 56 or higher on the Arithmetic portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of MATH 0075 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 3: Natural Sciences)

Principles in Physics I

PHYS 211     4.00 Credits
This is the first half of a one-year sequence in physics. It covers the general background in algebra-based physics. Topics include classical mechanics, fluid mechanics, wave and sound, thermal physics. Lecture and laboratory. (Prerequisites: MATH 120 and 125, or MATH 130) (MNTC: 3, Natural Sciences)

Principles in Physics II

PHYS 212     4.00 Credits
This second course will provide students with the principles of algebra based physics. The course will cover basic principles of waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and topics in modern physics. (Prerequisite: PHYS 211) (MNTC 3: Natural Sciences)

General Physics I

PHYS 221     4.00 Credits
This course will provide students with the principles of calculus based physics. The course has been designed for students who plan advanced study of science and/or engineering. The course will cover basic principles of mechanics including kinematics, statics, equilibrium and dynamics of particles, work and energy, rotational motion, gravitation, and oscillation. (Prerequisites: High School Physics, PHYS 101 or 211, MATH 131 with a grade of "C" or better or by instructor permission) (MNTC: 3, Natural Sciences)

General Physics II

PHYS 222     4.00 Credits
This second course will provide students with the principles of calculus based physics. The course has been designed for students who plan advanced study of science and/or engineering. The course will cover basic principles of waves in light and sound; temperature, heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics; electric charge; electric fields; Gauss' Law; electric potential; capacitance; resistance; electrical circuits; magnetic fields; induction; electromagnetic oscillations; and Maxwell's Equations. (Prerequisites: PHYS 221 with a grade of "C" or better, MATH 132 with a grade of "C" or better or by instructor permission) (MNTC: 3, Natural Sciences)