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Physics
Course Code
PHYS 1100  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Introduction to Physics 
Description Introduction to Physics is an introduction to basic principles of physics and how these principles explain everyday phenomena. You will have the opportunity to explore a basic science course before enrolling in advanced science courses. MCTC offers the lecture portion of this course both on campus and online. The lab portion of this course is required and includes two hours of lab per week, which must be taken on campus. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into MATH 1110 or completion of MATH 0080 or MATH 0088. It is strongly recommended that students have completed MATH 0080 or MATH 0088 with a grade of  'C' or higher.



Course Code
PHYS 1131  Credits 4.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title College Physics 1 
Description This course is the first of a two-semester course sequence and is an algebra- and trigonometry-based course designed to familiarize the student with the physical phenomena underlying both the natural universe and human technology. Subjects include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave phenomena, sound, physical and geometrical optics, electricity, Magnetism, and postclassical physics. Many science-related programs, such as pharmacy, architecture and physical therapy, require a physics course of this type. This course also satisfies the physics requirement for some premed curricula. This course includes two hours of laboratory instruction per week. This course is also appropriate for liberal arts students seeking General Education credits. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Two years high school algebra and high school trigonometry OR MATH 1110 and MATH 1120 or MATH 1119 and MATH 1120 or MATH 1125.



Course Code
PHYS 1132  Credits 4.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title College Physics 2 
Description This course is the first of a two-semester course sequence and is an algebra- and trigonometry-based course designed to familiarize the student with the physical phenomena underlying both the natural universe and human technology. Subjects include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave phenomena, sound, physical and geometrical optics, electricity, magnetism, and postclassical physics. Many science-related programs, such as pharmacy, architecture and physical therapy, require a physics course of this type. This course also satisfies the physics requirement for some premed curricula. This courses must be taken in sequence unless permission of the instructor is obtained. This course includes two hours of laboratory instruction per week. This course is also appropriate for liberal arts students seeking General Education credits. 
MnTC Goal 3| Goal 10 
Prerequisites  

PHYS 1131.



Course Code
PHYS 1211  Credits 5.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Physics for Science and Engineering 1 
Description Topics include mechanics and thermodynamics. This course satisfies the physics requirement for engineering, premed, and chemistry majors. You must register for a lab section which is an integral part of this course. This course is also appropriate for liberal arts students seeking General Education credits. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

High School Physics; or (PHYS 1100 with a grade of A); or PHYS 1131.

Pre/Co-requisites

MATH 1180.

 


Course Code
PHYS 1221  Credits 5.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Physics for Science and Engineering 2 
Description Topics include waves and electricity and magnetism, as well as optics if time permits. This course satisfies the physics requirement for engineering, premed and chemistry majors. You must register for a lab section which is an integral part of this course. This course is also appropriate for liberal arts students seeking General Education credits. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

PHYS 1211.

Pre/Co-requisites

MATH 1190.