Course Descriptions - PHY

PHY 115 Technical Physics
4 semester hours (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
Prerequisite: MTH 100
Technical physics is an algebra-based physics course designed to utilize modular concepts to include: motion, forces, torque, work energy, heat wave/sound, 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. ASCI. Code-C. (S, Su)

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

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

PHY 213S General Physics with Calculus I
4 semester hours (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
Prerequisite: MTH 125S or permission

This course provides a calculus-based treatment of the principle subdivisions of classical physics: mechanics and energy, including thermodynamics. Laboratory is required. Core Area III. ASCI. Code-A. (F, Sp, Su)

PHY 214S General Physics with Calculus II
4 semester hours (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 2 hrs)
Prerequisite: PHY 213S
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. Core Area III. ASCI. Code-A. (Sp, Su)

PHY 299 Directed Studies in Physics
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
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. Code C. (on demand)