PHYS 133. INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS III. 4 Credits.
Notes: Each course consists of 4 credits of lecture and 1 credit of required instrumentation laboratory.
Pre-requisites: MATH 142, concurrent enrollment in PHYS 161 for PHYS 131 is recommended; PHYS 131 for PHYS 132; and PHYS 132 for PHYS 133.
Satisfies: The completion of PHYS 131, PHYS 161 satisfies the GECR for natural sciences, physics; counts as one course. The completion of PHYS 131, PHYS 132, PHYS 161, plus any one of the following: PHYS 162, PHYS 163, PHYS 164 satisfies the GECR for natural sciences, physics; counts as two courses.
These courses are designed primarily for science students with mathematical preparation through algebra and trigonometry. No calculus is used. The topics covered are PHYS 131–kinematics, dynamics, conservation of momentum and energy and simple harmonic motion; PHYS 132–sound/waves, heat/thermo-dynamics, geometric optics; PHYS 133–electricity and magnetism, physical optics, modern physics.