Physics Courses

* PHSX 103 Our Physical World
[formerly PHYS 101 Earth, Air, Fire & Water]
3 cr. Prerequisite: M 095. Corequisite: PHSX 104. (F, Sp, Su)  Concentrates on fundamental ideas of physics:  energy, forces, and conservation laws.  Helps students understand basic principles which underlie and explain all diverse phenomena and structures of the physical world.  Emphasizes conceptual rather than mathematical treatment; however, basic algebra skills are required.

* PHSX 104 Our Physical World Laboratory
[formerly PHYS 102 Earth, Air, Fire & Water Lab]
1 cr. Corequisite: PHSX 103. (F, Su)  Examines and analyzes the immediate physical environment in terms of fundamental principles through data collection, analysis, and the formation of scientifically valid conclusions.  Develops an appreciation for the simplicity of basic physical laws and the broad range of phenomena which can be explained by them.

* PHSX 105 Fundamentals of Physical Science
[formerly PSSC 101 The Physical World Around Us]
3 cr. Prerequisite: M 095. Corequisite: PHSX 106. (Sp)  Introduces students to the fundamental ideas of Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science and their roles in our understanding of the world, and explores the impact of each on our society.  Emphasizes conceptual rather than mathematical treatment; however, basic algebra skills are required.  Lab required.

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* PHSX 106 Fundamentals of Physical Science Lab
[formerly PSSC 102 The Physical World Around Us Lab]
1 cr. (Sp)  Enhances the lecture material of PHSX 105 through the usage of experiential activities.

* PHSX 205 College Physics I
[formerly PHYS 110 College Physics I]
3 cr. Prerequisite: M 122. Corequisite: PHSX 206. (F)  Presents an algebra-based treatment of introductory physics covering vector analysis, Newton’s Laws of Motion, conservation laws, bulk properties of matter, fluid mechanics, and wave motion.  This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence.  Students may receive credit for only one introductory sequence:  PHSX 205-207 or PHSX 220-232.

* PHSX 206 College Physics I Laboratory
[formerly PHYS 111 College Physics I Lab]
1 cr. Prerequisite: M 122. Corequisite: PHSX 205. (F)  Laboratory to complement the lecture in PHSX 205.


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