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Course Descriptions

PHYSICS

PHY 01     4 rec
Introduction to College Physics

Fundamental laws and principles of classical physics; vectors, Newton’s Laws, conservation principles, laws of thermodynamics. (Required for engineering science and physics majors who have not had high school physics.)
Prerequisite(s): MTH 06 or equivalent.
Corequisite(s): RDL 02 if required.

PHY 10     2 lec 2 lab 1 rec 4 cr
Concepts of Physics

An elective course that introduces major ideas about the nature of the physical world and methods used in exploring them. Topics include motion and forces; work and energy; nature of light and sound; electricity, magnetism and applications to modern technology; and nature of the atom
Prerequisite(s): MTH 03.
Corequisite(s): RDL 02 and ENG 02.

PHY 11     2 lec 2 lab 1 rec 4 cr
College Physics I

Introduction to principles and methods of physics. Topics include Newton’s Laws of Motion, mechanics, heat, and sound. (Recommended for liberal arts and life science majors, including biology and psychology.)
Prerequisite(s): MTH 06.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required.

PHY 12     2 lec 2 lab 1 rec 4 cr
College Physics II

Elements of electric circuits, electromagnetic theory, light, selected topics in atomic and nuclear physics
Prerequisite(s): PHY 11.

PHY 21     2 lec 2 lab 1 rec 4 cr
Physics for Engineering Technology I

Statics, kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, circular motion, and simple harmonic motion with special applications to problems in technology
Prerequisite(s): Intermediate Algebra or MTH 06.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required.

PHY 22     2 lec 2 lab 1 rec 4 cr
Physics for Engineering Technology II

Fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and superconductors
Prerequisite(s): PHY 21.

PHY 24     3 lab 3 rec 4 cr
Principles of General Physics

Basic principles of general physics; survey of mechanics, heat, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. (This course does not fulfill the Physics requirement for curricula requiring a year or more of Physics.)
Prerequisite(s): MTH 06 or equivalent.

PHY 31     2 lec 2 lab 2 rec 4 cr
Physics I

Statics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies; force and motion; energy and momentum; rotational motion, elasticity and simple harmonic motion. First semester of a three-semester sequence for students in engineering or computer science (PHY 31, 32, and 33). Also recommended for science or mathematics majors in a liberal arts and sciences transfer program
Prerequisite(s): High School physics or PHY 01.
Corequisite(s): MTH 31 and ENG 02 and RDL 02 if required.

PHY 32     2 lec 2 lab 2 rec 4 cr
Physics II

Hydrostatics and hydrodynamics; properties of gases; thermodynamics and kinetic theory of matter; wave motion; sound; electrostatics
Prerequisite(s): PHY 31.
Corequisite(s): MTH 32.

PHY 33     3 lab/alt wks 3 lec 2 rec 4 cr
Physics III

Electromagnetic theory; direct and alternating currents; electromagnetic waves; geometrical and physical optics; modern physics
Prerequisite(s): PHY 32.
Corequisite(s): MTH 33.

PHY 35     3 lec 3 cr
Thermodynamics

Introductory concepts and definitions of thermodynamics. Zeroth Law of thermodynamics and absolute temperature. Work and heat. First Law and applications. Second Law, Carnot theorem, entropy, thermodynamic state variables and functions, and reversibility. Power and refrigeration cycles
Prerequisite(s): CHM 11 and PHY 32.
Corequisite(s): MTH 33.

PHY 40     2 lab 2 rec 3 cr
Physics of Light and Sound

A qualitative treatment of wave phenomena and associated properties of light and sound; reflection, refraction, image formation, optics of the eye, interference and diffraction sound, sympathetic vibrations, acoustical properties, laser applications, and music. (Required for students in Media Technology.)
Prerequisite(s): MTH 03.

PHY 51     3 lec 2 lab 3 cr
Modern Physics

Elementary quantum theory, quantum numbers, atomic shell structures and the periodic table; structure of solids; band theory of metals, insulators, and semiconductors; x-rays and gamma radiation; relativity; and nuclear physics
Prerequisite(s): PHY 33.
Corequisite(s): MTH 34.

PHY 61     2 lec 2 lab 3 cr
Computer Methods and Programming for Applied Scientific Purposes

Algorithms; introduction to computer systems and computer logic; programming languages (e.g., FORTRAN); data representation; computer solutions to problems in engineering science, physics, and mathematics; using numerical methods to include numerical integration, numerical differentiation, and method of least squares; and random number generation and probability
Prerequisite(s): MTH 15 or MTH 31 and one semester of college physics, or permission of the department.

 

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