This two-semester sequence of courses is designed for any interested student regardless of his or her major. The fundamental branches of physics are covered, including mechanics, heat, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear physics. Although it is assumed that the student brings only a background of high school algebra and geometry, additional mathematical concepts are developed within the course. A weekly laboratory is required.
Prerequisites: PHYS 111 or 121. Credit will not be granted to students who have completed PHYS 122.