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The physics courses are students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete educational requirements necessary for careers as chemists, geologists, geophysicists, meteorologists, physicists, astronomers, and numerous related occupations. Physical science and chemistry courses are also a part of pre-professional programs, such as engineering, agriculture, medicine, nursing, and numerous health occupations.
PHYS 1020 – Astronomy An elementary course designed for non-science majors. Topics include the nature and motions of the Earth, Moon, planets, Sun, stars, alaxies, as well as other deep sky objects. A historical overview of manned and unmanned space flights is included.
PHYS 1100 &1101 - Physical Science & Lab A survey course in physical science. Areas of study include physics, chemistry, and astronomy.
PHYS 1150 &1151 - Descriptive Physics & Lab This is a survey of physics at a conceptual (non-mathematical) level. The course covers motion, fluids, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. Emphasis will be placed on using concepts to analyze physical problems.
PHYS 1300 &1301 - Introduction to Meteorology The basic principles of meteorology will be covered including radiation, temperature, moisture, atmospheric stability, pressure and winds, clouds and precipitation processes, air masses, fronts, and severe weather.
PHYS 1410 & 1411 - General Physics I and Lab The first semester of a comprehensive course in physics. Mechanics, heat and wave motion.
PHYS 1420 & 1421 - General Physics II and Lab A continuation of PHYS 1410. Topics of study include sound, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics.
PHYS 2410 - General Physics Calculus Supplement I This course, together with materials from PHYS 1410, is equivalent to the traditional first semester course in calculus-based physics. Derivations and problems which involve the use of the calculus or the more intense application of algebra and trigonometry than is customary in PHYS 1410 constitutes the subject matter of this course. The topics covered correspond to those in a first semester calculus-based physics course.
PHYS 2420 - General Physics Calculus Supplement II This course, together with materials from PHYS 1420, is equivalent to the traditional second semester course in calculus-based physics. Derivations and problems which involve the use of the calculus or the more intense application algebra and trigonometry than is customary in PHYS 1420 constitute the subject matter of this course. The topics covered correspond to those in a second semester calculus-based physics course.