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Physical Science Courses offered at NICC

PHYS 1100 PHYSICAL SCIENCE (3)

A survey course in the physical sciences with emphasis on scientific processes and problem solving. Areas of study will include selected topics in physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology and meteorology. A scheduled laboratory will supplement classroom activities. (Previously known as PHY 110)

PHYS 1104 PHYSICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 1100. Investigations in physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. (Previously known as PHY 111) *Pre/Co-requisite: PHYS 1100; Prerequisite: MATH 0900 or comparable proficiencies on math placement exam

PHYS 1200 APPLIED PHYSICS (3)

An introduction to concepts and theories of the physical universe, including motion, electricity, magnetism, light, and the fundamental constituents of matter as applied to the various programs of study. (Previously known as PHY 120) *Prerequisite: MATH 1100 or consent of instructor

PHYS 1204 APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 1200. Investigations in physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Investigates concepts and theories of the physical universe, including motion, electricity, magnetism, light, and the fundamental constituents of matter. (Previously known as PHY 121) *Pre/Co-requisite: PHYS 1200; Prerequisite: MATH 0900 or comparable proficiencies on math placement exam.

PHYS 1410 ELEMENTARY GENERAL PHYSICS I (5)

Detailed algebra and trigonometry study of one and two dimensional motion. Topics will include kinematics, Newton’s Laws, energy, momentum, and rotational motion. Additional topics from the areas of oscillations and waves, fluids, and thermal physics may also be covered. Prerequisite: Trigonometry or equivalent 

PHYS 1420 ELEMENTARY GENERAL PHYSICS II (5)

Detailed algebra and trigonometry continuation of Elementary General Physics I. Topics covered will include electricity, magnetism, and optics. Additional topics from the areas of thermal physics, waves, and modern physics may also be covered.  Prerequisite: Elementary General Physics I or equivalent

PHYS 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

(Previously known as PHY 290)

PHYS 2990 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (3)

(Previously known as PHY 299)