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2014-15 Catalog

PHYS - PHYSICS

PHYS A115: Physical Science (3 CR)

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Registration Restrictions: Placement into MATH A105 or higher.
Exposes students to basic concepts in physics. Presents general knowledge of science rather than an in-depth study of any one field. 

PHYS A115L: Physical Science Lab  (1 CR) 

Contact Hours:  0 + 3
Prerequisites: PHYS A115 or concurrent enrollment.
Exposes students to basic concepts in physics labs. Presents general knowledge of science rather than an in-depth study of any one field. 

PHYS A123: Basic Physics I (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A105.
Registration Restrictions: High school trigonometry.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Requirement.
Non-calculus introduction to mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics.  Emphasizes motion, forces, gravitation, fluid motion, and laws of thermodynamics. Limited emphasis on historical development of physics. 

PHYS A123L: Basic Physics I Laboratory  (1 CR) 

Contact Hours:  0 + 3
Prerequisites: MATH A105 and (PHYS A123 or concurrent enrollment). Registration Restrictions: High school trigonometry.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Lab Only.
Special Fees.
Introductory physics laboratory, with experiments in mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. 

PHYS A124: Basic Physics II (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: PHYS A123 with minimum grade of C.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Requirement.
Non-calculus introduction to electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, light, some modern and nuclear physics.  Limited emphasis on historical development of physics. 

PHYS A124L: Basic Physics II Laboratory (1 CR) 

Contact Hours:  0 + 3
Prerequisites: PHYS A123 with minimum grade of C and PHYS A123L with minimum grade of C and (PHYS A124 or concurrent enrollment). Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Lab Only.
Special Fees.
Introductory physics laboratory, with experiments in electricity and magnetism, waves, and optics. 

PHYS A130: Survey of College Physics (3 CR) 

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A108.
Introduction to core principles of physics in classical mechanics, waves, electricity and magnetism, and optics. Specifically designed to prepare students for entry into calculus based physics.

 
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