
PHY 231 is a calculusbased course for science and engineering majors. It is continuing into its secondsemester analog UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II distance learning course PHY 232.
NVCC has also two other physics sequences: PHY 101,102 Introduction to Physics I, II for nonscience/liberal arts/ general studies majors, serving as an alternative physics course for those students having little or no algebra math skills, and PHY 201, 202  algebrabased General College Physics I, II for premed, prevet, predental, liberal arts and preteaching nonscience majors.
Prerequisite for PHY 231 is MTH 173  "Calculus with Analytic Geometry I" and corequisite is MTH 174  "Calculus with Analytic Geometry II" or equivalent, or division approval.
The purpose of this course is to provide engineers, mathematicians and scientists with the basic concepts of physics that are required for their full development into competent professionals and informed and informing citizens. The course is normally taken by aspirants to fouryear institutions and generally satisfies the basic requirements of such institutions. 

Possible Assignments Include: (Subject to change each semester. The actual assignments are available in the Syllabus in the Blackboard course site on the first day of classes.)
Assignment 
Percentage of Grade 
4 Exams 
55% 
15 Lab Reports 
30% 
4 Homework Assignments 
15% 
Your final grade may be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass at least 2 exams in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments.
Grading Scale 
A 
90100 
B 
8089 
C 
7079 
D 
6069 
F 
059 
Grade Formula: Grade = 0.55 (Exam av) + 0.30 (Laboratory av) + 0.15 (Homework av). None of the exam grades will be dropped.
