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Physics Syllabus


The syllabus that follows is reproduced from the 2002-2003 General Catalog of Red Rocks Community College (p. 165).

A grade of "C" or better is required in all prerequisite courses.

PHY 105 Conceptual Physics (Core)
4 Credits
Co-requisite: PHY 105 Lab
Prerequisite: MAT 090 or permission from the instructor

This course examines the basic concepts of mechanics, gravitation, vibrations, heat, electricity, magnetism, sound, light and some modern physics. This course satisfies the core requirements for an AA degree and includes a laboratory component.

PHY 111 College Physics I: Algebra-Based (Core)
5 Credits
Co-requisite: PHY 111 Lab
Prerequisite: MAT 160

This course studies mechanics and heat and includes laboratory.

PHY 112 College Physics II: Algebra-Based (Core)
5 Credits
Co-requisite: PHY 112 Lab
Prerequisite: PHY 111 or permission of instructor

This course enables students to learn about electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics. This course includes laboratory.

PHY 211 General Physics I: Calculus-Based (Core)
5 Credits
Co-requisite: PHY 211 Lab
Prerequisite: MAT 201 or permission from the instructor

This course examines the basic concepts of mechanics and heat. Students will learn several problem solving techniques used by physicists and engineers. This course satisfies the core requirements for an AS degree and includes a laboratory component.

PHY 212 General Physics II: Calculus-Based (Core)
5 Credits
Co-requisite: PHY 212 Lab
Prerequisite: MAT 202 or permission from the instructor; PHY 2111 or permission from the instructor

This course examines the basic concepts of waves, electricity, magnetism and light. Students learn several problem solving techniques used by physicists and engineers. A continuation of PH 211, this course satisfies the core requirements for an AS degree and includes a laboratory component.