2017-2018 Catalog

PHYS - PHYSICS

PHYS 1050 CONCEPTS OF PHYSICS

A one-semester course in which a small number of fundamental physical principles are used to explore a wide range of phenomena. The basic conservation laws and their applications will be stressed. Topics will range from Newtonian mechanics to the modern wave/particle duality of quantum mechanics. The course is designed to satisfy the University of Wyoming physical science requirement. Students receiving credit for PHYS 1050 cannot receive credit for PHYS 1310.

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Prerequisites

MATH 0920, or TECH 1000, or placement into MATH 0930 or higher

Corequisites

PHYS 1051

PHYS 1110 GENERAL PHYSICS I

The first course of a two-semester non-calculus based physics sequence. It is primarily for majors in biology, premedicine and other majors that do not require calculus-based physics. Topics include mechanics, gravitation and heat. Laboratory sessions illustrate the principles studied. Students receiving credit for PHYS 1110 cannot receive credit for PHYS 1050. (Generally offered fall semester.)

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Prerequisites

Take MATH 1405 or equivalent

Corequisites

PHYS 1111

PHYS 1120 GENERAL PHYSICS II

The second course of a two-semester non-calculus based physics sequence. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Laboratory sessions illustrate the principles studied. (Generally offered spring semester.)

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Prerequisites

Take PHYS 1110

Corequisites

PHYS 1121

PHYS 1310 COLLEGE PHYSICS I

The first course of a two semester sequence with calculus. It is primarily for majors in physics, engineering and other majors that require calculus-based physics. Includes classical mechanics, gravitation and thermodynamics. Laboratory sessions illustrate the principles studied and meaning of physical measurement. Students receiving credit for PHYS 1310 cannot receive credit for PHYS 1050. (Generally offered fall semester.)

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Prerequisites

MATH 2200 (C or better, or may be taken concurrently)

Corequisites

PHYS 1311

PHYS 1320 COLLEGE PHYSICS II

The second course of a two-semester sequence with calculus. The course includes electricity, magnetism and optics. Laboratory sessions illustrate the principles studied and meaning of physical measurement. Students receiving credit for PHYS 1320 cannot receive credit for PHYS 1050. (Generally offered spring semester.)

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Prerequisites

PHYS 1310 (C or better) and MATH 2205 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisites

PHYS 1321