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PH-Physics

Lower Division Collegiate

PH201 (3 credits)
General Physics I

First of a three-term algebra-based physics course. Conservation laws and Newtonian mechanics are covered. This includes but is not limited to force and motion, forms of energy (including kinetic potential and various types of internal energy such as rotational, thermal and latent), conservation of momentum, conservation of angular momentum, conservation of energy, Newton's laws, kinematics, free-body diagrams, net force equations, torque and orbital mechanics. Students must enroll in lecture, laboratory and recitation sections. All three sections are required and to be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: MTH112 and WR115 or BT113 or designated placement score(s). Corequisites: PH201L, PH201R.

PH201L (1 credit)
General Physics I Lab

Lab associated with PH201.

PH201R (1 credit)
General Physics I Recitation

Recitation associated with PH201.

PH202 (3 credits)
General Physics II

Second of a three-term algebra-based physics course. Special relativity and electromagnetism are covered. This includes but is not limited to space-time diagrams, time dilation, length contraction, conservation of four-momentum, electrostatics, fields, current, voltage, circuits, magnetism, induction, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. Students must enroll in lecture, laboratory and recitation sections. All three sections are required and to be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: PH201, PH201L, PH201R or PH211, PH211L, PH211R. Corequisites: PH202L, PH202R.

PH202L (1 credit)
General Physics II Lab

Lab associated with PH202.

PH202R (1 credit)
General Physics II Recitation

Recitation associated with PH202.

PH203 (3 credits)
General Physics III

Third of a three-term algebra-based physics course. Waves, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics are covered. This includes but is not limited to wave interference, diffraction, photoelectric effect, wave-particle duality, Schrodinger wave equation, spectra, heat capacity, kinetic molecular theory, multiplicity, entropy, ideal gas law, cyclic processes, laws of thermodynamics and heat engines. Students must enroll in lecture, laboratory and recitation sections. All three sections are required and to be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: PH202, PH202L, PH202R or PH212, PH212L, PH212R. Corequisites: PH203L, PH203R.

PH203L (1 credit)
General Physics III Lab

Lab associated with PH203.

PH203R (1 credit)
General Physics III Recitation

Recitation associated with PH203.

PH211 (3 credits)
General Physics (Calculus Based) I

First of a three-term calculus-based physics course. Conservation laws and Newtonian mechanics are covered. This includes but is not limited to forces and motion, forms of energy (including kinetic potential and various types of internal energy such as rotational, thermal and latent), conservation of momentum, conservation of angular momentum, conservation of energy, Newton's laws, kinematics, free-body diagrams, net force equations, torque and orbital mechanics. Students must enroll in lecture, laboratory and recitation sections. All three sections are required and to be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: MTH112 and WR115 or BT113 or designated placement score(s). Corequisites: MTH251, PH211L, PH211R.

PH211L (1 credit)
General Physics (Calculus Based) I Lab

Lab associated with PH211.

PH211R (1 credit)
General Physics (Calculus Based) I Recitation

Recitation associated with PH211.

PH212 (3 credits)
General Physics (Calculus Based) II

Second of a three-term calculus-based physics course. Special relativity and electromagnetism are covered. This includes but is not limited to space-time diagrams, time dilation, length contraction, conservation of four-momentum, electrostatics, fields, current, voltage, circuits, magnetism, induction, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. Students must enroll in lecture, laboratory and recitation sections. All three sections are required and to be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: PH211, PH211L, PH211R and MTH251. Corequisites: MTH252 and PH212L, PH212R.

PH212L (1 credit)
General Physics (Calculus Based) II Lab

Lab associated with PH212.

PH212R (1 credit)
General Physics (Calculus Based) II Recitation

Recitation associated with PH212.

PH213 (3 credits)
General Physics (Calculus Based) III

Third of a three-term calculus-based physics course. Waves, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics are covered. This includes but is not limited to wave interference, diffraction, photoelectric effect, wave-particle duality, Schrodinger wave equation, spectra, heat capacity, kinetic molecular theory, multiplicity, entropy, ideal gas law, cyclic processes, laws of thermodynamics and heat engines. Students must enroll in lecture, laboratory and recitation sections. All three sections are required and to be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: PH212, PH212L, PH212R and MTH252. Corequisites: PH213L and PH213R.

PH213L (1 credit)
General Physics (Calculus Based) III Lab

Lab associated with PH213.

PH213R (1 credit)
General Physics (Calculus Based) III Recitation

Recitation associated with PH213.