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WHY STUDY PHYSICS AT NC?

The Physics program provides students with a comprehensive grounding in the laws governing the behavior of matter. The close relationship between theory and experiment, and the open, dynamic character of physics are stressed. Topics of current interest in fundamental physics and modern technology receive special emphasis.

 

Navarro College offers the A.S. degree in Physics which is designed to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate colleges or universities as Physics or other science majors. Physics is also an accepted pre-medical field of study.

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Course Descriptions

PHYS 1401 College Physics I

This is a 4 semester hour course which is an algebra/trigonometry-level approach toward physics for students preparing for medical, dental, or other science-related fields. Topics include fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and gravitation and other fundamental forces; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and gravitation and other fundamental forces; emphasis will be on problem solving. Pre-requisite: MATH 1314 – College Algebra and MATH 1316 – Plane Trigonometry or MATH 2312/2412 Pre-Calculus

 

PHYS 1402 College Physics II

This four semester hour course is a continuation of PHYS 1401. Topics include the study of the Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics, and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics, and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving. Prerequisite: PHYS 1401 College Physics I 

 

PHYS 1403 Stars & Galaxies

Study of stars galaxies and the universe outside our solar system. (Formerly: PHYS 1412) 

 

PHYS 1404 The Solar System

Study of the sun and its solar system including its origin. (Formerly: PHYS 1411)

 

PHYS 1415 Physical Science I

Course, designed for non-science majors, that surveys topics from physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and meteorology. May or may not include a laboratory.

 

PHYS 1417 Physical Science II

This course, designed for non-science majors, is a survey of topics in physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and meteorology.

 

PHYS 2425 University Physics I

Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus, for science, computer science, and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in PHYS 2325 involving the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion and physical systems; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.
Prerequisite: MATH 2413—Calculus I

 

PHYS 2426 University Physics II

Principles of physics for science, computer science, and engineering majors, using calculus, involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics. Laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in PHYS 2326 involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2425 University Physics I, MATH 2414 Calculus II

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Physics (AS)60 credit hours

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Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.

 

Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

ACCREDITATION
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
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