Course Descriptions - PHY

Physics (PHY)

PHY 115 Technical Physics
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: MTH 100 ASCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
Technical physics is an algebra based physics course designed to utilize modular concepts to include: motion, forces, torque, and electricity. Results of physics education research and physics applications in the workplace are used to improve the student’s understanding of physics in technical areas. Upon completion, students will be able to: define motion and describe specific module concepts; utilize microcomputers to generate motion diagrams; understand the nature of contact forces and distinguish passive forces; work cooperatively to set up laboratory exercises; and demonstrate applications of module-specific concepts. (S, Su)

PHY 201 General Physics I – Trig Based
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: MTH 113 or equivalent
Core Area III, ASCI TSCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
This course is designed to cover general physics at a level that assumes previous exposure to college algebra and basic trigonometry. Specific topics include mechanics, properties of matter and energy, thermodynamics and periodic motion. A laboratory is required. (F, Sp)

PHY 202 General Physics II – Trig Based
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: PHY 201
Core Area III, ASCI TSCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
This course is designed to cover general physics using college algebra and basic trigonometry. Specific topics include wave motion, sound, light, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Laboratory is required. (Sp, Su)

PHY 213S General Physics with Calculus I
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: MTH 125S or permission
Core Area III ASCI TSCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
This course provides a calculus-based treatment of the principle subdivisions of classical physics: mechanics and energy including thermodynamics. Laboratory is required. (F, Sp, Su)

PHY 214S General Physics with Calculus II
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: PHY 213S
Core Area III, ASCI TSCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
This course provides a calculus-based study in classical physics. Topics included are: simple harmonic motion, waves, sound, light, optics, electricity and magnetism. Laboratory is required. (Sp, Su)

PHY 299 Directed Studies in Physics
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Code C
This course is designed for independent study in specific areas of physics chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty member and carried out under faculty supervision. (on demand)