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PHY 201-202: General College Physics I-II (4 cr.) — Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite for PHY 201: MTH 163 or equivalent and ENG 111 eligible. Prerequisite for PHY 202: Completed PHY 201. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

PHY 241-242: University Physics I-II (4 cr.) — Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite for PHY 241: MTH 173 or MTH 273 or divisional approval and ENG 111 eligible. Prerequisite for PHY 242: MTH 174 or MTH 274 or divisional approval and PHY 241. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

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