Physics

Classes

PHY 120 : INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS

This course provides an introduction to general physics for non-science majors. Topics include fundamentals of mechanics, properties of matter, heat and temperature, simple harmonic motion, SHM, waves and sound, electricity and magnetism, optics and modern physics. Laboratory is required.

credits

4

Prerequisites

MTH 098 or higher or appropriate placement score

PHY 201 : GENERAL PHYSICS I-TRIG BASED

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.

credits

4

Prerequisites

MTH 113 or appropriate placement score

PHY 202 : GENERAL PHYSICS II-TRIG BASED

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.

credits

4

Prerequisites

PHY 201

PHY 213 : GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CAL I

This course provides a calculus-based treatment of the principle subdivisions of classical physics: mechanics and energy, including thermodynamics. Laboratory is required.

credits

4

Prerequisites

MTH 125

PHY 214 : GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CAL II

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.

credits

4

Prerequisites

PHY 213

PHY 299 : DIRECTED STUDIES IN PHYSICS

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.

credits

1

Prerequisites

As required by program