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Physics

PHYS 1014 General Physical Science
An introduction to the fundamentals of physical science with emphasis in physics and chemistry. Course includes applications to other physical sciences. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: ACT math sub-score of 19 or equivalent.
PHYS 1114 General Physics I
General course including mechanics, heat, and sound. Satisfies requirements for pre-medical areas. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 1715.
PHYS 1214 General Physics II
General course including magnetism, electricity, and light. Continuation of PHYS 1114. Lab two hours per week. Prerequisites: MATH 1513, MATH 1613, and PHYS 1114.
PHYS 2015 Engineering Physics I
Intended for students majoring in physics, mathematics, or engineering. This course gives a more rigorous treatment of the topics of mechanics, heat, and sound than found in PHYS 1114. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: MATH 2264.
PHYS 2115 Engineering Physics II
A continuation of PHYS 2015, this course covers the topics of electricity, magnetism, and light. Lab two hours per week. Prerequisite: PHYS 2015. Pre or corequisite: MATH 2364.
PHYS 3113 Physics for Gaming
Application of the laws of physics to the creation of computer games with physics-based realism. Topics include kinematics, collisions, rotation of massive objects and explosions, and motion under the influence of various forces. Prerequisite: PHYS 1114.