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AST 191 The Solar System

Emphasizes the nature, origin, and evolution of planets, satellites and other objects in the Solar System. Includes historical astronomy, the naked eye phenomena of the sky, and modern solar system discoveries made by spacecraft. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours)

AST 192 Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

Emphasizes the Sun and the universe outside the Solar System. Has a principle theme of the origin and evolution of stars, galaxies and the universe at large. Includes topics of black holes, quasars and the big bang model of the universe. Prerequisite: (MT 120 or 122) or a minimum ACT math score of 18. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours). 

AST 195 Introductory Astronomy Laboratory

Involves performance of exercises in both planetary and stellar astronomy, including Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion and Newton's Laws of Motion. Examines the functions and limitations of different types of telescopes and mounts. Includes observation of the sun, moon, planets, binaries, galaxies, and nebulae. Prerequisite or concurrent: AST101 or AST191 or AST192; MT120 or two years of High School Algebra; or consent of the instructor. Laboratory: 1 credit.

PHY 151 Introductory Physics I

Focuses on the conceptual principles of mechanics of solids, liquids, gases, heat, and sound using some algebra. Credit is not given to students who already have credit for PHY 201 or PHY 231. Companion lecture to PHY 161 laboratory. Prerequisite: KCTCS placement in College Algebra or completion of Intermediate Algebra. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

PHY 152 Introductory Physics II

Focuses on the conceptual principles of electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic, and nuclear physics using some algebra. Credit is not given to students who already have credit for PHY 203 or PHY 232. Companion lecture to PHY 162 laboratory. Prerequisite: KCTCS placement in College Algebra or completion of Intermediate Algebra. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

PHY 161 Introductory Physics I Laboratory

Investigates concepts introduced in PHY 151 through experiments in classical mechanics and thermal physics. Prerequisite or concurrent: PHY 151. Laboratory: 1 credit hour (30 contact hours). 

PHY 162 Introductory Physics II Laboratory

Investigates concepts introduced in PHY 152 through experiments in electricity, magnetism, light, atoms, and nuclei. Prerequisite or concurrent: PHY 152. Laboratory: 1 credit hour (30 contact hours).

PHY 171 Applied Physics

Surveys mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics as applied to practical systems. Prerequisites: MAT 85 or MT 115 or  equivalent math placement score or consent of instructor. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours). Laboratory: 1 credit (30 contact hours).

PHY 172 Physics for Health Science

Introduces the basic concepts of motion, forces, work, energy, power and waves through experimentation, as applied in electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisites: KCTCS placement in College Algebra or completion of Intermediate Algebra. Laboratory:  2 credit hours (60 contact hours).

PHY 201 College Physics I

Focuses on the mechanics of matter as governed by Newton's Laws; by the conservation laws of energy, momentum, and angular momentum; and thermal processes using algebra and basic trigonometry. Companion lecture to PHY 202 laboratory. Credit is not given to students who have already completed PHY 231. Prerequisite: MAT 150 or higher or an ACT math score of 25 or higher. Lecture: 3 credit hours (45 contact hours). Discussion: 1 credit hour (15 contact hours).

PHY 202 College Physics I Laboratory

Enhances concepts introduced in PHY 201 through experiments in classical mechanics and thermal physics. Prerequisite or concurrent: PHY 201 or equivalent. Laboratory: 1 credit hour (30 contact hours).

PHY 203 College Physics II

Focuses on electromagnetic phenomena, circuits, optics, and an introduction to modern physics using algebra and basic trigonometry. Companion lecture to PHY 204 laboratory. Credit is not given to students who have already completed PHY 232. Prerequisite: PHY 201 or equivalent. Lecture: 3 credit hours (45 contact hours). Discussion: 1 credit hour (15 contact hours). 

PHY 204 College Physics II Laboratory

Enhances concepts introduced in PHY 203 through experiments in electricity, magnetism and optics. Prerequisite or concurrent: PHY 203 or equivalent. Laboratory: 1 credit hour (30 contact hours).

PHY 231 General University Physics I

Focuses on the mechanics of matter as governed by Newton's Laws and by the conservation laws of energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum using calculus and trigonometry. Companion lecture to PHY 241 laboratory. Pre-requisite or concurrent: MT 185 or MA 114 or equivalent. Lecture: 3 credit hours (45 contact hours). Discussion: 1 credit hour (15 contact hours). 

PHY 232 General University Physics II

Focuses on electromagnetic phenomena, circuits, and optics using vector calculus. Companion to lecture to PHY 242 laboratory. Prerequisite: PHY 231. Prerequisite or co-requisite MT 275 or MA 213 or equivalent. Lecture: 3 credit hours (45 contact hours). Discussion: 1 credit hour (15 contact hours).

PHY 241 General University Physics I Laboratory

Enhances concepts introduced in PHY 231 through a complement of experiments relating to motion, Newton's laws, rotation, and energy conservation principles. Prerequisite or concurrent: PHY 231. Laboratory: 1 credit hour (30 contact hours).

PHY 242 General University Physics II Laboratory

Enhances concepts introduced in PHY 232 through a complement of experiments probing electromagnetic phenomena, circuits, and optics. Prerequisites or concurrent: PHY 232. Laboratory: 1 credit hour (30 contact hours).