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UW TACOMA
DIVISION OF SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
PHYSICS - TACOMA

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T PHYS 111 Introduction to Astronomy (5) NW, QSR
Presents a unified account of contemporary astronomy beginning with Earth and move outward through our solar system and beyond to the stars of the Milky Way and into the realm of galaxies. Introduces methods and techniques commonly employed in astronomy and their application in astronomical research. Prerequisite: either TMATH 098, TMATH 115, TMATH 116, TMATH 120, MATH 098, MATH 120, or MATH 124. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 111.
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T PHYS 120 Physics Collaborative Learning Seminar (1, max. 3)
Enhances problem-solving skills for physics by having students work with a facilitator to strengthen their skills in critical thinking via group problem sessions in physics and its applications. Co-requisite: either T PHYS 121, T PHYS 122 or T PHYS 123. Credit/no-credit only.
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T PHYS 121 Physics - Mechanics (6) NW
Focuses on mechanics concepts in physics: motion, work and energy, Newton's Laws, conservation of energy, system of particles, rotations, oscillations and gravity. Includes analyses using calculus and lab activities. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either TMATH 124, TMATH 122, or MATH 124; Recommended co-requisite: T PHYS 120. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 121; recommended: Recommended co-requisite: T PHYS 120.
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T PHYS 122 Physics - Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion (6) NW
Focuses on electromagnetism and oscillatory motion concepts in physics: charge, electric fields, flux and potential, capacitance, resistance, circuits, inductance, Coulumb's, Gauss' , Ohm's and Faraday's Laws, and introduction to Maxwell's equations. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in TESC 121 or T PHYS 121; minimum grade of 2.0 in either TMATH 125 or MATH 125. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 122.
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T PHYS 123 Physics - Waves (6) NW
Focuses on waves and optics concepts in physics: thermodynamics, harmonic and standing waves, superposition and interference, Doppler Effect, polarization, diffraction, reflection, refraction and dispersion, Rayleigh scattering, and photoelectric effect and quanta. Includes analyses using calculus and lab activities. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in TESC 122 or T PHYS 122; minimum grade of 2.0 in either TMATH 125 or MATH 125. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 123.
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T PHYS 215 History and Science of Space Exploration (5) NW
Examines the past, present, and future challenges of space exploration and the impact the space program has on society. Includes the history, politics, science, and technology associated with space travel and the challenges inherent in the colonization of other plants. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TEST 213.
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