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COURSE NUMBER CLASS/DESCRIPTION HOURS 
PHY 104 Physics for Today Credit: 3 hours
  This is a survey course designed for non-science majors. The math required for this course is minimal and does not go beyond high school algebra.
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PHY 151 General Physics I Credit: 4 hours
  Prerequisite: MAT 102 or equivalent. Lecture three hours a week, Laboratory three hours a week. 

Mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, and sound
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PHY 152 General Physics II Credit: 4 hours
  Prerequisite: PHY 151. Lecture three hours a week, Laboratory three hours a week.

Light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.
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PHY 216 Astronomy Credit: 3 hours
  History, methods, solar system, stars, and cosmology; presented on an elementary level. Night observation.
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PHY 251 Fundamentals of Physics I Credit: 4 hours
  Co-requisite: MAT 122. Lecture three hours a week, Laboratory three hours a week.

Mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, and sound presented with the aid of calculus.
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PHY 252 Fundamentals of Physics II Credit: 4 hours
  Prerequisite: PHY 251. Lecture three hours a week, Laboratory three hours a week

Light, electricity, and magnetism presented with the aid of calculus.
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PHY 301 Modern Physics Credit: 3 hours
  Prerequisite: PHY 152 or 252

Relativity, quantum theory, atomic, nuclear, and particle physics.
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PHY 308 Classical Mechanics Credit: 3 hours
  Prerequisites: PHY 151 or 251 and MAT 221 or instructor's consent.

Two and three dimensional kinematics and dynamics, curvilinear coordinates, vector analysis, projectile motion, conservative and nonconservative forces, potential theory, rigid bodies.
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PHY 313 Optics Credit: 4 hours
  Prerequisites: PHY 152 or 252 and MAT 122. Lecture three hours a week, Laboratory three hours a week.

Fundamental concepts of simple optical systems, including lenses and mirrors. Physics optics including interference, diffraction, polarization, optical spectra, and lasers.
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PHY 401 Quantum Physics Credit: 3 hours
  Prerequisite: PHY 301 or instructor’s consent.

Schrodinger wave mechanics including application to quantum structure. Schrodinger wave mechanics including application to quantum structure.
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PHY 402 Special Projects Credit: 3 hours
  Prerequisite: instructor’s consent

After consulting with the instructor in charge, the student may be assigned to special study in theoretical physics or may be assigned a research program.
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PHY 406 Electricity and Magnetism I Credit: 3 hours
  Prerequisites: PHY 152 or 252 and MAT 222 or instructor's consent.

The fundamental principles of electrostatic fields, electric potential, electrostatic boundary conditions, work and energy in electrostatics, conductors and insulators, and special techniques in solving electrostatics problems.
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PHY 407 Electricity and Magnetism II Credit: 3 hours
  Prerequisite: PHY 406

The fundamental principles of magnetostatic fields, electromagnetic induction, magnetic fields in matter, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, and radiation.
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PHY 413 Nuclear Physics Credit: 4 hours
  Prerequisite: PHY 301 or instructor’s consent. Lecture three hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week.

Isotopes and nuclear structure, natural radioactivity, induced nuclear transformations, nuclear energy sources, high energy process, and cosmic rays.
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PHY 417 Selected Topics Credit: 3 hours
  A course offering formal study of selected topics in physics or
applications of physics.
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