Physics (PHYS)

Classes

PHYS 101 : Career and Technical Education Physics

This course investigates the nature of science and selected topics among linear and rotational mechanics, problems of matter, energy, optics, pressure, fluids, wave motion, electricity, or magnetism. Basic trigonometry is introduced and used along with introductory algebra to solve problems. Emphasis is placed on practical applications of physics in industry and in everyday life.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in MATH 75X or MATH 82X.

Semester Offered

Spring

PHYS 151 : College Physics I

This course is the first half of a two-semester introduction to the fundamentals of physics and will cover kinematics, dynamics, energy, collisions and momentum, rotation, waves and sounds, as well as select topics on material properties and thermodynamics. Lectures and problem-solving will regularly use the mathematical tools of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and vectors.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for MATH 140X.

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP

Semester Offered

Fall

PHYS 151L : College Physics I Lab

This course is the first half of a two-semester lab-based course designed to provide students with hands-on experience in analysis, measurement, experimental equipment, computer programming, and report writing. The content will mirror the PHYS 151 lectures.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY

Semester Offered

Fall

PHYS 152 : College Physics II

This course is the second half of a two-semester introduction to the fundamentals of physics and will cover electromagnetism, the wave and particle nature of light, optics, nuclear physics, as well as selected topics from particle physics, string theory, quantum physics, relativity and condensed matter physics. Lectures and problem solving will regularly use the mathematical tools of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and vectors.

 

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in MATH 140X. "C" or higher in PHYS 151.

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP

Semester Offered

Spring

PHYS 152L : College Physics II Lab

This course is the second half of a two-semester lab based course designed to provide students with hands-on experience in analysis, measurement, experimental equipment, computer programming, and report writing. The content will mirror the PHYS 152 lecture.

 

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in MATH 140X. "C" or higher in PHYS 151. 

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY

Semester Offered

Spring

PHYS 170 : General Physics I

This course is the first half of a two-semester introduction to the fundamentals of physics and will cover kinematics, dynamics, energy, collisions and momentum, rotation, waves and sounds, as well as select topics on material properties and thermodynamics. Lectures and problem-solving will regularly use the mathematical tools of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, vectors, and calculus.

 

credits

4

Class Hours

4 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher or concurrent enrollment in MATH 241.

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP

Semester Offered

Fall

PHYS 170L : General Physics I Lab

This course is the first half of a two-semester lab-based course designed to provide students with hands-on experience in analysis, measurement, experimental equipment, computer programming, and report writing. The content will mirror the PHYS 170 lectures.

 

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 170.

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY

Semester Offered

Fall

PHYS 272 : General Physics II

This course is the second half of a two-semester introduction to the fundamentals of physics and will cover electromagnetism, the wave and particle nature of light, optics, nuclear physics, as well as selected topics from particle physics, string theory, quantum physics, relativity and condensed matter physics. Lectures and problem solving will regularly use the mathematical tools of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, vectors, and calculus.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher or concurrent enrollment in MATH 242. “C” or higher in PHYS 170.

Corequisites

Designations

Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP

Semester Offered

Spring

PHYS 272L : General Physics II Lab

This course is the second half of a two-semester lab-based course designed to provide students with hands-on experience in analysis, measurement, experimental equipment, computer programming, and report writing. The content will mirror the PHYS 272 lecture.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 272.

Designations

Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY

Semester Offered

Spring