PHY*110, Introductory Physics (4 credits/6 contact hours
An introductory course in the physics of motion, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, optics, and the theory of the atom. A process oriented laboratory approach emphasizing exploration and problem solving. This course is intended for nonscience majors, or for students who need only one semester of physics. Students with credit for high school physics should elect PHY*121 or PHY*221. Scientific calculator required. Class meets 6 hours per week for integrated lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENG*101 and eligible for MAT*137 or higher. (Existing course, published September 2013) (Updated October 2014)


PHY*121, General Physics I (4 credits/6 contact hours
Basic concepts of mechanics and heat, including motion, forces, work and energy, conservation laws, fluid and thermal phenomena, and the laws of thermodynamics. Scientific calculator required. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week.Prerequisite: Eligible for ENG*101 and MAT*173 with a grade of “C” or better. (Existing course, published September 2013) (Updated October 2014)


PHY*122, General Physics II  (4 credits/6 contact hours
Basic concepts of electricity, magnetism, and wave motion, including electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, wave properties of light, and optics. Scientific calculator required. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PHY *121 or co-requisite. (Existing course, published September 2013) (Updated October 2014)


PHY*221, Calculus-Based Physics I (4 credits/6 contact hours
Three class periods and one three hour laboratory period per week. Basic facts and principles of physics. Elementary concepts of calculus are used. Classical dynamics, rigid-body motion, harmonic motion, wave motion, acoustics, relativistic dynamics, thermodynamics. Prerequisite: MAT*254 or co-requisite. (Existing course, published September 2013) (Updated October 2014)


PHY*222, Calculus-Based Physics II (4 credits/6 contact hours
Three class periods and one three-hour laboratory period per week. Electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, quantum effects, introduction to atomic physics. Prerequisite: PHY*221.  (Existing course, published September 2013) (Updated October 2014).