PHYS 104PRE-TECHNICAL PHYSICS

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This is a course in elementary physics. It is intended to provide the student with an introduction to scientific units of measure, dimensional analysis, and basic applications of physical principles to the student's technical interests. The topics selected and discussed will be directed toward the student's field of study.

Pre-requisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 106 or equivalent


PHYS 110FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is an introductory treatment of the study of motion, atomic structure, heat, sound, electricity and light. An attempt is made to relate directly the physical concepts to the major fields of study represented in the class. Designed for students in some of the applied science programs, as a general education course for students in the non-science transfer programs, and as a foundations course for students strengthening their science background before enrolling in one of the regular physics sequences.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


PHYS 112TECHNICAL PHYSICS I

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course covers the basic concepts of mechanics (forces, velocity, acceleration, energy, power); heat and thermodynamics; simple machines; fluid mechanics; and mechanical properties of materials. Mathematics used in computations include algebra, trigonometry, and some basic programming.

Pre-requisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 130 or equivalent


PHYS 113TECHNICAL PHYSICS II

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course covers the advanced concepts of mechanics (impulse, momentum, projectile motion, rotational motion, circular motion, simple harmonic motion); light and optics; electricity; magnetism; solid-state physics; and modern physics (atomic and nuclear physics).

Pre-requisite: PHYS 112 with a grade of "C" or better


PHYS 120GENERAL PHYSICS

5 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a study of mechanics and thermodynamics designed for students in the liberal arts.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and high school or college credit in trigonometry or concurrent enrollment in MATH 120


PHYS 121GENERAL PHYSICS

5 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a continuation of PHYS 120. The course includes: the study of electricity, magnetism, wave motion, light and modern physics.

Pre-requisite: PHYS 120 with a grade of "C" or better


PHYS 211ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MECHANICS

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a study of mechanics for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry. Topics will include Newton's laws; linear and rotational kinematics, dynamics, and momentum; systems of particles; work and energy, harmonic motion and waves.

Pre-requisite: PHYS 110 with a grade of "C" or better, or high school physics, MATH 222 with a grade of "C" or better, and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 223


PHYS 212ENGINEERING PHYSICS: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a continuation of PHYS 211 and is a study of electricity, magnetism, and geometric optics for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry. Topics will include Coulomb's Law; electric fields and potential; resistance, capacitance, and inductance; DC and AC circuits; magnetic forces and fields; Laws of Gauss, Ampere, and Faraday; Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves; geometrical optics and polarization.

Pre-requisite: A grade of "C" or better in PHYS 211; a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MATH 224


PHYS 213ENGINEERING PHYSICS: THERMODYNAMICS

2 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a continuation of PHYS 212 and is a study of thermal and fluid physics for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry. Topics will include: heat and temperature, kinetic theory of gases, specific and latent heat, heat transfer, first and second laws for thermodynamics, heat engines, fluid statics and dynamics, propagation of sound, universal gravitation.

Pre-requisite: A grade of "C" or better in PHYS 212 and MATH 224


PHYS 214ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MODERN PHYSICS

2 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a continuation of PHYS 213, a study of modern physics for students majoring in engineering, mathematics , physics, or chemistry. Topics include special relativity; interference and diffraction; photons, matter waves, and the uncertainty principle; wave mechanics; atomic structure and potential wells; solid-state physics and conduction; nuclear and elementary particle physics.

Pre-requisite: A grade of "C" or better in PHYS 213; credit with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MATH 250