A non-calculus survey of physics topics including waves, light, optics, electrostatics, circuits, and modern physics. Facility with algebra and trigonometry will be assumed. Students with secondary school experience in physics and/or mathematics through calculus are strongly urged to take the PHY-271-272 sequence. Three lectures weekly. In special circumstances, this course may be taken for 3 credits without lab. In special circumstances, a student with previous physics experience may take this course without PHY-231. Consult instructor. Credit for PHY-232 will not be granted to students who have completed PHY-272.