Courses

PHYS 103
Conceptual Physical Science
This is a survey course dealing with the basic concepts of physical systems. The intent is for the student to understand the science involved primarily on a conceptual level rather than a mathematically intensive one. This course is not designed for the science major but is intended to fulfill a portion of the lab science requirement for degree program. A four-function calculator is required for both lab work and homework. Prerequisite: M.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 5.00

PHYS 104
Introduction to Astronomy
This course is a survey of the basic concepts of astronomy and astrophysics. It is meant to be a course that focuses on the exciting and interesting concepts of astronomy, rather than the mathematical side. The course is intended for various backgrounds, however, a basic understanding of algebra is required.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

PHYS 201
Elements of Physics I
This course is the first of a two-semester sequence dealing with principles of mechanics, heat, and sound. Prerequisite: MATH-111 with a “C “or better, or MATH-106 with a “C” or better. Normally offered in Fall semester. A calculator is required.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 5.00

PHYS 202
Elements of Physics II
A continuation of PHYS-201 including principles of electricity, magnetism, and light. Prerequisite: PHYS-201 with a “C” or better average. Normally offered in Winter semester. A calculator is required.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 5.00

PHYS 205
Engineering Physics I
This course is a calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include: kinematics, dynamics, Newton’s laws, work and energy, momentum, collisions, systems of particles, rotational dynamics, statics, oscillations and transverse waves. This course is intended for those seeking an engineering or science degree. Prerequisite: MATH-141 with “C” or better average.
Credit Hrs: 5.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

PHYS 206
Engineering Physics II
This course is a calculus-based introduction to electromagnetism. Topics include: Coulombs law, electric fields, Gauss’s law, electric potential, capacitance, circuits, magnetic forces and fields, Ampere’s law, induction, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and geometrical optics. This course is intended for those seeking an engineering or science degree. Prerequisite: PHYS-205 with a “C” or better average.
Credit Hrs: 5.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

PHYS 260
Statics
A study of force systems including composition and resolution of forces, simple structure, principles of equilibria, centroids, and moments of inertia. Prerequisite: MATH- 141 with a “C” or better ; PHYS-205 with a “C” or better. Calculator is required.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

PHYS 261
Dynamics
A study of motion, including energy, impulse, momentum, and work. Prerequisites: PHYS-205 with a “C” or better grade.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00