2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog
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PHYS 221 - General Physics

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FA. This course is designed for those who do not intend to do further work in physics. Topics covered in the two-semester sequence (PHYS 221-PHYS 222) include Newtonian mechanics, fluids, waves, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, light, optics, atomic physics, and nuclear radiation. Attention is given throughout to quantitative analysis, empirical methods, experimental uncertainties, perspectives on the assumptions and methodologies of the physical sciences, and the use of physics in the life sciences. Laboratory. Prerequisites: high school algebra and trigonometry. Lab fee: $25.



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