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General Physics
GEN PHYSICS
CLASS CODE: PH 202 CREDITS:  5
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A continuation of Physics 201. Course is taught at the beginning calculus level and fills 5 semester hours of Physical Science and General Ed. credit.
DESCRIPTION: A continuation of Physics 201. A general course for pre-medical, architecture, biology, and general education students.
TOPICS: The lecture portion of this course covers topics that include electricity and magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. These topics are the basis for most of our current technologies, particularly in the medical field.

The three-hour lab portion of this course includes measurements and experiences with many of the topics and principles covered in the lecture portion. Labs may address the topics of developing empirical equations and measurements that support understanding in the lecture portion. The lab reports will constitute a major part of the writing component of the course.
OBJECTIVES: This course seeks to provide understanding of physical principles, and to help students think physically. Students may work together in small groups on appropriate problem-solving, conceptual, reasoning, or lab activities to this end. The lab is an integral part of the course. The lab reports will constitute a major part of the writing component of the course.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be evaluated with homework, exams, and lab assignments. Lab reports will be required. Some faculty may require regular preparation assignments, quizzes, or synthesis summaries. Because the course requires the lab to accompany it, exam questions in the course may address concepts that are explored in the lab.
PREREQUISITES: Ph 201 or permission of instructor, Math 209 or Math 112
Concurrent Registration: none
Math Level: Extensive use of college algebra, trigonometry, and occasional elementary calculus.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983