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Physics

diamondPHYS 1300 Concepts of Physics 3 Credits
A survey of physics concepts and content as applicable to the Tennessee K-8 curriculum standards and the National Science Education Standards. Instructional topics include mechanics, heat, electricity, magnetism, sound and light. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1030

starPHYS 1310 Mechanics & Heat I W/Lab 4 Credits
A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and heat. This course covers vectors, Newton’s laws of motion, static and dynamic equilibrium of particles, work and energy, impulse and momentum, torque and rotational equilibrium, and elasticity. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1910

starPHYS 1320 Mechanics & Heat II W/Lab 4 Credits
A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and heat. This course is a continuation of Mechanics & Heat I. It covers rigid body equilibrium, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, ideal gas behavior, oscillatory motion, and acoustics. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1310 Corequisite(s): MATH 1920

diamondstarPHYS 2010 Noncalculus Based Physics I 4 Credits
This course includes the basic principles of physics with their applications in pre-medical, -dental, -pharmacy, and -veterinary programs and covers mechanics, heat, and wave motion including sound. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1730, or MATH 1710 and 1720

diamondstarPHYS 2020 Noncalculus Based Physics II 4 Credits
This course is a continuation of Elements of Physics I. It covers electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2010

diamondstarPHYS 2110 Calculus Based Physics I 4 Credits
For students majoring in engineering, mathematics and physics. This is a calculus-based approach to topics in electricity and magnetism. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1920 Corequisite(s): ENS 1510

diamondstarPHYS 2120 Calculus Based Physics II 4 Credits
For students majoring in engineering, mathematics and physics. This is a calculus-based approach to topics in wave motion, optics and modern physics. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2110

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