2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Prerequisite: MATH 096 or equivalent or qualifying Accuplacer, ACT/SAT test results.
Overview of physics for the non-science major. Specific sections include mechanics with kinematics, Newton's laws and the conservation
laws; properties of matter, including the four states of matter; heat and thermodynamics; sound; electricity and magnetism; light and
optics; and a small segment on modern physics, i.e., atomic and nuclear physics. There are four additional lab experiences included.
Satisfies UNR science core curriculum requirements.
Introduction to Space Science and Engineering
A hands on introduction to the science and engineering of space exploration. Topics include the Space Environment, Flight Dynamics,
Propulsion, Power Supplies, Telemetry, Remote Sensing, Robotics, Design of Experiments, Analyzing Data, and Careers in Aerospace.
General Physics I
Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 127 or MATH 128.
For non-physical science majors. Kinematics, energy and momentum conservation, rotational dynamics, thermo dynamics, fluids,
harmonic motion and sound. PHYS 151 satisfies the UNR science core curriculum.
General Physics II
Dual Requisite: PHYS 151 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 127 or equivalent or qualifying Accuplacer,
ACT/SAT test results.
For non-science majors. Electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, relativity, introductory quantum physics and nuclear
physics. PHYS 152 satisfies the UNR science core curriculum.
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
Prerequisite: MATH 181 and Corequisite: PHYS 180L
Covers vectors, rectilinear motion, particle dynamics, work and energy, momentum, rotational mechanics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids,
wave properties and sound. Satisfies UNR science core curriculum requirements.
Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I
Prerequisite: MATH 181 and Corequisite: PHYS 180
Laboratory experiments to accompany PHYS 180.
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
Prerequisite: PHYS 180
Covers thermodynamics, kinetic gas theory, electric fields and potentials, capacitors, dielectrics, DC and AC currents, resistance, magnetic
fields, induction and electromagnetic waves. Satisfies UNR science core curriculum requirements.
Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II
Requisite: PHYS 180
Laboratory experiments to accompany PHYS 181.
Physics for Scientists and Engineers III
Prerequisite: PHYS 181 and 181L.
Covers Physical and Geometric Optics, Relativity, Quantum Physics, Atomic and Molecular theory, Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity,
and the Standard Model and Elementary Particles.
Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab III
Corequisite: PHYS 182.
Laboratory experiments to accompany PHYS 182.
Special Topics in Physics
1.00 - 6.00
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits. This course may not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
Introduction to the political history of Nevada through an examination of the Nevada Constitution. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution
requirement. Not open to students who have obtained credit for PSC 103, PSC 108 or HIST 102, HIST 111, HIST 217.
Introduction to American Politics
A survey of American national, state and local governments. Includes Nevada's constitution, government, and contemporary issues. Fulfills
US and Nevada Constitution requirements.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.