PHY 232 Outline

Course Outline

This is the first part of the two-semester General University Physics Course taught at NOVA. The class is intended for students who plan to major in physics, engineering, chemistry, or computer science. If your major is different from those mentioned above, or you are not sure whether the class is for you, please, contact the physics department.


PHY231 and MTH 264.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes.

Course Content Summary and Objectives as published on the NVCC web site.

Topics Included in the course are Waves, Electricity and Magnetism, and Optics.


University Physics by Hugh Young and Roger Freedman

The use of unauthorized electronic devices during an exam is considered cheating.

Students who show a discrepancy greater than a full letter grade between their performance on two separate class assignments (in-class or outside class), may be required to take an additional exam. In that case, the instructor will decide how the additional exam grade will be factored into the overall course grade.