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PHYS-1050 Everyday Physics
02 Semester Credits
Explores application of various fields of physics to everyday living. Household applications, sports applications and other applications discussed. Some modern physics topics introduced.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; and MATH-0960 Beginning Algebra II, or MATH-0980 Intensified Beginning Algebra.

PHYS-1210 College Physics I
04 Semester Credits
Kinematics, vectors, and Newtonian mechanics (forces and motion, gravitation, energy, momentum, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion), fluids, heat, and thermodynamics. Emphasis on problem-solving using algebra.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1160 Technical Mathematics I, or MATH-1200 Intermediate Algebra, or departmental approval.

PHYS-1220 College Physics II
04 Semester Credits
Electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, light, special relativity, atomic and nuclear physics.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS-1210 College Physics I.

PHYS-1300 Physics of Optical Materials
04 Semester Credits
Study of basic structure and properties of materials related to optician. Includes structure, density, conductivity, and effects of mechanical forces on materials. Special emphasis given to nature and theory of light and application to ophthalmic optics. Demonstrations by use of optical bench, blackboard optics, and other instruments used to facilitate understanding of how light functions.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1060 Survey of Mathematics.

PHYS-2250 Radiographic Physics and Quality Control
04 Semester Credits
Study of x-ray circuitry, x-ray generators, mobile radiographic equipment, radiographic quality control, and use of automatic exposure devices. Includes laboratory application of quality assurance testing tools.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): RADT-1350 Radiographic Technique, and departmental approval: admission to Radiography or Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs.

PHYS-2310 General Physics I
05 Semester Credits
Physics for students majoring in science or engineering. Kinematics and dynamics in one, two, and three dimensions. Conservation laws (energy, momentum, angular momentum); gravitation; simple harmonic motion; heat and thermodynamics. Emphasis on problem-solving using algebra and calculus.
Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MATH-1610 Calculus I, or departmental approval.

PHYS-2320 General Physics II
05 Semester Credits
Second semester course for students majoring in science or engineering. Electricity and magnetism; light and optics; waves in elastic media; sound. Lecture 04 hours. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS-2310 General Physics I, and MATH-1620 Calculus II; or departmental approval.

PHYS-2400 Modern Physics
03 Semester Credits
Twentieth-century physics: special relativity, the quantum nature of light, matter waves, the uncertainty principle, hydrogen and hydrogen-like atoms, electron spin, and the nucleus.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS-2320 General Physics II, or departmental approval.

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