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Course Descriptions

PHYS 173: Fluids & Thermal Physics

-Completion of PHYS 171
-Completion of MATH 162
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This is the third course in a calculus-based physics sequence for students in engineering, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Topics include fluid motion, propagation of heat and sound, temperature and kinetic theory of gases, heat capacity and latent heat, first law of thermodynamics, heat engines and the second law, and introduction to statistical mechanics. Laboratory activities stress development of measurement, observational, and analytical skills, and are based on lecture topics. 2 credit hours
IAI Major Code - EGR 913

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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