2017-2018 University Catalog 
    
    Sep 15, 2019  
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHY 131 - General Physics I, 4 credit hours


Prerequisite(s): The student is assumed to have had high school mathematics through algebra and pre-calculus.
Corequisite(s): High school physics and a familiarity with calculus are highly recommended or calculus can be taken concurrently. Except by permission of the instructor, PHY 151  is to be taken concurrently with PHY 131 and PHY 152  to be taken concurrently with PHY 132 .
A two-semester sequence covering the standard physics topics expected for a major in physics, chemistry, pre-med, or pre-engineering. Concepts are presented primarily in lecture demonstration form, but in a sufficiently small class setting that allows for student questions. The course emphasizes qualitative and quantitative problem solving skills. PHY 131 emphasizes mechanics and heat while PHY 132  delves into electricity, magnetism, light, and optics. Students may not take both PHY 131 and PHY 145  or both PHY 132  and PHY 146  for credit.



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