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Physics

Physics 20300, 20400

PHYS 20300-20400: General Physics

For majors in the life sciences (biology, medicine, dentistry, psychology, physical therapy) and for liberal arts students. Fundamental ideas and laws of physics from mechanics to modern physics. Included are Newton's laws of motion, electricity and magnetism, heat, optics, relativity, quantum mechanics and nuclear physics. Emphasis is on the basic principles and general laws. Use of mathematics is restricted to elementary algebra and some trigonometry. Students registering for Physics 20300 or 20400 must also register for and take the Physics 20301 or 20401 Lab during the same semester. PHYS 20300 is prereq., for PHYS 20400 (required for Premed., Predent., Bio-Med., and all Life Science students). Prereq.: MATH 19000. 3 lect., 1 rec., 3 lab., hr., alt., wks.; 4 cr./sem.