Revised 12/2011

NOVA COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PHY 201-2 - GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I-II  (4 CR.) (4 CR.)

 

Course Description

Teaches fundamental principles of physics.  Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Lecture 3 hours.  Laboratory 3 hours.  Total 6 hours per week.

General Course Purpose

The course is a non-calculus treatment of physics dealing with topics in classical and modern physics.  This course is intended for students in some of thetwo-year technical programs offered at NVCC and also for pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental, Liberal Arts and pre-teaching non-science majors, thus satisfying the requirement for a laboratory science at many four-year institutions.

Course Prerequisites/Co-requisites

For PHY 201, MTH 163 - Precalculus I or equivalent and satisfactory placement score for ENG 111.
For PHY 202, PHY 201 - General College Physics I and satisfactory placement score for ENG 111.

Course Objectives

As a result of the learning experiences provided in this course, the student should be able to:

Major Topics to be Included

PHY 201

PHY 202



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