Introductory course for non-science majors. Principles of astronomy are developed in a conceptual way. Topics covered include scale of the universe, a guide to the sky, cycles of the sun and moon, atoms and spectra, the sun and stars, structure and evolution of stars, the Milky Way and other galaxies, the solar system, and life on other worlds. May not be taken for credit if student already has credit for PHYS 108. Three hours lecture per week. Meets General Education IVB.
PHYS 121 GENERAL PHYSICS I (Spring 2020)
Introduction to Newtonian mechanics and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, rotational motion, equilibrium, conservation laws and fluids. Not intended for physics or chemistry majors. Recommended Prerequisite: College algebra. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA or IIIB).