Physics (PHY)

  • Conceptual Physics

    PHY-110, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.
    Corequisites
    Take PHY-110A

    This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the principles studied.

  • Conceptual Physics Lab

    PHY-110A, Lab: 2, Credits: 1
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.
    Corequisites
    Take PHY-110

    This course is a laboratory for PHY 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in PHY 110. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110.

  • College Physics I

    PHY-151, Lecture: 3, Lab: 2, Credits: 4
    Prerequisites
    Take One: MAT-171 or MAT-271
    No corequisites.

    This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

  • College Physics II

    PHY-152, Lecture: 3, Lab: 2, Credits: 4
    Prerequisites
    Take PHY-151
    No corequisites.

    This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

  • General Physics I

    PHY-251, Lecture: 3, Lab: 3, Credits: 4
    Prerequisites
    Take MAT-271
    Take MAT-172
    Corequisites
    Take MAT-272

    This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vector operations, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, rotational mechanics, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

  • General Physics II

    PHY-252, Lecture: 3, Lab: 3, Credits: 4
    Fall 2019
    Prerequisites
    Take All: MAT-272 and PHY-251
    No corequisites.

    This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.