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 221 PHYSICS I (Fall 2019)
Introduction to calculus-based Newtonian mechanics for students majoring in physics, engineering and chemistry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 201. Six hours lecture/activity per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA and IIIB).