Physics Course Descriptions  
This 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. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0 

Semester Hours Credit: 3 

Corequisite: PHY 110A 

PHY 110 Course Outline  
This 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. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2 

Semester Hours Credit: 1 

Corequisite: PHY 110 

PHY 110A Course Outline: Not Available  
This 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 

Semester Hours Credit: 4 

Prerequisites: RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test and MAT 121 

Corequisite: None 

PHY 131 Course Outline  
This 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. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2 

Semester Hours Credit: 4 

Prerequisite: RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test and MAT 172 or MAT 175 

Corequisite: None 

PHY 151 Course Outline  
This 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. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2 

Semester Hours Credit: 4 

Prerequisite: PHY 151 

Corequisite: None 

PHY 152 Course Outline  
This 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. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3 

Semester Hours Credit: 4 

Prerequisites:RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test and MAT 271 

Corequisite: MAT 272 

PHY 251 Course Outline  
This 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. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3 

Semester Hours Credit: 4 

Corequisite: None 

PHY 252 Course Outline  
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