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Physical Science (Bothell)
PHYSICS - BOTHELL

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B PHYS 101 Introduction to Astronomy (5) NW, QSR
Conceptual introduction to the science of astronomy. Studies the planets, solar systems, stars, and galaxies from a conceptual, non-mathematical, standpoint.
Instructor Course Description: Matthew R. Depies

B PHYS 114 General Physics (4) NW, QSR
Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Mechanics. Recommended: working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry; one year high school physics; concurrent registration in B PHYS 117.
Instructor Course Description: Matthew R. Depies

B PHYS 115 General Physics (4) NW
Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Heat and electromagnetism. Prerequisite: B PHYS 114; recommended: concurrent registration in B PHYS 118.
Instructor Course Description: Matthew R. Depies

B PHYS 116 General Physics (4) NW
Basic principles of physics presented without use of calculus. Suitable for students majoring in technically oriented fields other than engineering or the physical sciences. Sound, light, and modern physics. Prerequisite: B PHYS 115; recommended: concurrent registration in B PHYS 119.
Instructor Course Description: Matthew R. Depies

B PHYS 117 General Physics Laboratory (1) NW
Mechanics laboratory. Prerequisite: B PHYS 114 which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.

B PHYS 118 General Physics Laboratory (1) NW
Heat and electromagnetism laboratory. Prerequisite: B PHYS 115 which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.
Instructor Course Description: Matthew R. Depies

B PHYS 119 General Physics Laboratory (1) NW
Sound, light, and modern physics laboratory. Prerequisite: B PHYS 116, which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.
Instructor Course Description: Matthew R. Depies

B PHYS 121 Mechanics (5) NW, QSR
Basic principles of mechanics and experiments in mechanics for physical science and engineering majors. Lecture tutorial and lab components must all be taken to receive credit. Credit is not given for B PHYS 114 and B PHYS 121. Prerequisite: B CUSP 124, which may be taken concurrently; recommended: one year high school physics.

B PHYS 122 Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion (5) NW
Basic principles of electromagnetism, the mechanics of oscillatory motion, and experiments in these topics for physical science and engineering majors. Lecture tutorial and lab components must all be taken to receive credit. Credit is not given for both B PHYS 115 and B PHYS 122 Prerequisite: B CUSP 125, which may be taken concurrently; B PHYS 121.

B PHYS 123 Waves (5) NW
Electromagnetic waves, optics, waves in matter, and experiments in these topics for physical science and engineering majors. Lecture tutorial and lab components must all be taken to receive credit. Credit is not given for both B CUSP 145 and B CUSP 151. Prerequisite: B PHYS 122.
Instructor Course Description: Warren W Buck

B PHYS 221 Classical Mechanics (5) NW, QSR
Covers Newtonian dynamics, planetary orbits, drag forces, energy, oscillators, chaos theory, and more. Some emphasis placed on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics. Prerequisite: B PHYS 123; STMATH 307; STMATH 308.

B PHYS 222 Modern Physics (5) NW, QSR
Provides an introduction to the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics. Covers topics such as atomic physics, solid state/condensed matter physics, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in both B PHYS 123 and STMATH 307.

B PHYS 224 Thermal Physics (5) NW, QSR
Studies heat, temperature, and forms of thermal energy. Covers the laws of thermodynamics and some statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B PHYS 123.

B PHYS 305 The Cosmos (5) NW, QSR
Provides a conceptual introduction to the foundations and current theories of cosmology. Studies black holes, time travel, the Big Bang, and dark matter. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in both B CUSP 122 and B CUSP 134.

B PHYS 321 Electricity and Magnetism I (5) NW

B PHYS 324 Quantum Mechanics I (5) NW