Physics

Classes

PHY 131 : Physical Science

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of mechanics, energy, chemistry, astronomy, earth science, and weather. Three hours of lecture per week.

Credits 3

PHY 141 : Physical Science

This course is designed to meet the requirements of elementary education and non-science majors. Topics include astronomy, earth origins and science, water, weather, atmospheres and climate; changes in matter and energy; and heat, fire, and fuels. Three hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of laboratory per week.

Credits 4

PHY 243 : Physics I

This course is an introduction to basic theories of classical and modern physics covering the follow-ing units; distance, velocity, acceleration, Newton’s laws of motions, energy, momentum, collision, radioactivity and nuclear physics, rotational motion, gravity, solids and fluids, electricity, magnetism, sound, and oscillations. Topics covered will emphasize basic problem solving and experimental techniques. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory.

Credits 4

Prerequisites

MAT 132 or MAT 145 depending on placement

PHY 244 : Physics II

This a continuation course in the introduction to basic theories of classical and modern physics covering the following topics; relativity electricity, current, resistance, capacitance, magnetism, electro-magnetic radiation, reflection, refraction, wave optics, mirrors and lenses, quantum and atomic physics, and nuclear physics. Topics covered will emphasize basic problem solving and experimental techniques. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory.

Credits 4

Prerequisites

PHY 243