Physics

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

PHYSICS 090
Physics/Engineering Learning Center (1)

A learning and tutorial center for students enrolled in PHYS& 121, 122, 123 and PHYS& 221, 222, 223 as well as ENGR 115 and all 200-level ENGR courses. Provides individual and small group tutorial assistance for those enrolled in those courses. Previously PHYS 100. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Physics or Engineering course. Mandatory P/NC grading.

PHYSICS 110
Concepts of the Physical World (5)

Introduction to selected physics concepts and theories. Intended for liberal arts and other non-science majors. Prerequisite: MATH 099 (2.0 or better). Student option grading.

PHYSICS & 114
General Phys I w/Lab (5)

Algebra-based physics for majors in health sciences, architecture, vocational and technical programs, and other majors not requiring calculus. Studies Newtonian mechanics. Previously PHYS& 121 & 131. Prerequisite: MATH& 142 with a grade of 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHYSICS & 115
General Phys II w/Lab (5)

Algebra-based physics for majors in health sciences, architecture, vocational and technical programs, and other majors not requiring calculus. Studies electricity and magnetism. Previously PHYS& 122 & 132. Prerequisite: PHYS& 114 (previously PHYS& 121 & 131) and MATH& 142 with grades of 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHYSICS & 116
General Phys III w/Lab (5)

Algebra-based physics for majors in health sciences, architecture, vocational and technical programs, and other majors not requiring calculus. Studies waves, heat and light. Previously PHYS& 123 & 133. Prerequisite: PHYS& 115 (previously PHYS& 122 & 133) and MATH& 142 with grades of 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHYSICS 123
Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion (5.5)

Calculus-based physics for majors in physical sciences, engineering, pre-medicine, mathematics. Studies electricity and magnetism. Prerequisite: PHYS 121 and MATH 126. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHYSICS & 221
Engineering Physics I w/Lab: Mechanics (5.5)

Calculus-based physics for majors in physical sciences, engineering, pre-medicine, mathematics. Studies Newtonian mechanics. Includes laboratory. Previously PHYS& 221 & 231. Prerequisite: MATH& 151 with grade of 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHYSICS & 222
Engineering Physics II w/Lab: Electromagnetism (5.5)

Calculus-based physics for majors in physical sciences, engineering, pre-medicine, mathematics. Studies electricity and magnetism. Includes laboratory. Previously PHYS& 222 & 232. Prerequisite: PHYS& 221 and MATH& 163 with grades of 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHYSICS & 223
Engr Physics III w/Lab: Waves, Heat & Light (5.5)

Calculus-based physics for majors in physical sciences, engineering, pre-medicine, mathematics. Studies fluids, waves, sound, thermodynamics and light. Includes laboratory. Previously PHYS& 223 & 233. Prerequisite: PHYS& 221 and MATH& 152 with grades of 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHYSICS 291
Special Topics in Physics (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in physics. Previously PHYS 281.

PHYSICS 297
Individual Project in Physics (1)

Individual project in a specific area of physics. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

PHYSICS 298
Individual Project in Physics (2)

Individual project in a specific area of physics. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

PHYSICS 299
Individual Project in Physics (3)

Individual project in a specific area of physics. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.