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PHY 120 - Sound and Light - An Interdisciplinary Approach

3 credit hours - Three hours of lecture weekly; one term.
This course meets the Biological and Physical Sciences General Education Requirement.

Discover the fundamental concepts and methods of the physics of sound and light.  Study physical concepts and principles of sound and light from a conceptual perspective, and apply these concepts to the analysis of various physical problems and natural phenomenon. Integrate scientific, technological, and artistic perspectives to understand the sources, behaviors, and control of sound and light.  Analyze topics including waves and oscillations, light and optics, and sound and acoustics.  Meets the requirements of career programs and transfer programs in liberal arts, interior design, fine arts, and programs requiring a non-lab science.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A  and any general education math.

Note: This course does not satisfy curricular requirements for a laboratory science course. Typically offered at MC; spring term.