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Note: All 4-credit courses require a laboratory. A minimum grade of C- is required in any course that serves as a prerequisite for a higher-numbered course.

PHYS 171 General Physics I
Introductory physics for science and mathematics majors. This course covers the classical Newtonian mechanics of linear and circular motion and conservation laws of gravitation, work, and energy. An understanding of physics is developed through problem solving and laboratory work. Prerequisite: MA 171 or higher. (4)

PHYS 172 General Physics II
This second course in physics extends the application of force and energy laws to collective systems. Topics include electrostatics, electronics, optics, mechanics, the thermal properties of matter, kinetic theory, and atomic structure. Prerequisite: PHYS 171 or equivalent. (4)