Course Catalog : Subject Area




Physics Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 and competency in Math Essentials units 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required Math Essentials units or equivalent.. Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = 6 hours per week.
PHY 102 Introduction to Physics II
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): PHY 101. Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = 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.