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Physics

Basic Physics I

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
180
Course Credits:
4

A general physics course covering the principles of mechanics and heat with emphasis on applications to biological systems. Includes a weekly problem/recitation session. Prerequisite or corequisite: MA 120.

Basic Physics I – Lab

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
181
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Basic Physics II

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
182
Course Credits:
4

A general physics course covering optics, electricity, magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics. Includes a weekly problem/recitation session. Prerequisite: PS 180, 181.

Basic Physics II Lab.

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
183
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

College Physics I

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
200
Course Credits:
4

Study of linear and angular kinematics and dynamics for point masses and systems of masses; conservation of momentum; simple harmonic motion. Includes a weekly problem/recitation session. Prerequisite or corequisite: MA 175.

College Physics I – Lab

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
201
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

College Physics II

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
202
Course Credits:
4

Electricity, introduction to Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, introduction to optics. Includes a weekly problem/recitation session. Prerequisite: PS 200.

College Physics II – Lab

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
203
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Concepts in Physics

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
150
Course Credits:
3

This course, intended for Middle Childhood Education students and non-science majors wishing to fulfill the science GER, will explore a wide variety of topics in physics, including the scientific method, linear and circular motion, Newton’s laws of force, momentum, energy, electricity, and magnetism. Prerequisite: MA 110. Corequisite: PS 151.

Concepts in Physics – Lab

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
151
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Independent Study

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
491, 492
Course Credits:
1-3

An opportunity for students who meet the requirements to do independent studies.

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
191, 192, 193, 194
Course Credits:
1-3

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
191, 192, 193, 194
Course Credits:
1-3

Special Topics

Course Prefix:
PS
Course Number:
391, 392
Course Credits:
1-3