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Physics

PHYS 1007 -- Elementary Physics-LEC/LAB,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 3)

Survey of major concepts, methods, and applications of physics. Topics include a description of motion, Newton's Laws, conservation principles (energy and momentum), waves, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. For students not majoring in engineering, math or science related fields that need a basic understanding of physics.


PHYS 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


PHYS 1317 -- General Physics I-LEC/LAB,   5 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 3)

Prerequisites: Math 1200 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Successful completion of Math 1200

This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of introductory physics for students with any major. This course uses an algebra-based mathematical representation. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, energy, momentum, rotational motion, fluids, gravitation, oscillations and waves, and thermodynamics.


PHYS 1318 -- General Physics II-LEC/LAB,   5 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 3)

Prerequisites: PHYS 1317 and MATH 1201 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in Math 1201

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Successful completion of Math 1201

This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence of introductory physics for students with any major. This course uses an algebra-based mathematical representation. Topics include electricity, magnetism, electrical circuits, geometrical and physical optics, and modern physics.


PHYS 1327 -- College Physics I-LEC/LAB,   6 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 3)

Prerequisites: Math 1400 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Successful completion of Math 1400

This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of introductory physics for students with any major. This course uses a calculus-based mathematical representation. This course also meets requirements for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, energy, momentum, rotational motion, fluids, gravitation, oscillations and waves, and thermodynamics.


PHYS 1328 -- College Physics II-LEC/LAB,   6 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal Area 3)

Prerequisite: PHYS 1327 and MATH 1401 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in Math 1401

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Successful completion of Math 1401

This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence of introductory physics for students with any major. This course uses a calculus-based mathematical representation. This course also meets requirements for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Topics include electricity, magnetism, DC and AC electrical circuits, electromagnetism, and geometrical and physical optics.


PHYS 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


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