Course Catalog : Subject Area




Physics Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
PHY 100 Elements of Physics
(4 credits) Covers basic concepts of physics, including Newtonian mechanics, properties of matter, heat and sound, fundamental behavior of gases, ionizing radiation, and fundamentals of electricity. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
PHY 201 General College Physics I
(4 credits) PHY 201/202 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): MTH 163 or equivalent. Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
PHY 202 General College Physics II
(4 credits) PHY 201/202 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): MTH 163 and PHY 201.Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
PHY 241 University Physics I
(4 credits) PHY 241/242 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): MTH 173. Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
PHY 242 University Physics II
(4 credits) PHY 241/242 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): PHY 241 and MTH 174. Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.