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PHYS 1014  Introductory Physics

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is appropriate for students lacking a strong math and science background and is designed to develop physical concepts in the classroom in a highly interactive laboratory. The laboratory portion of the course will include traditional and conceptual physics experiments, computer work and time devoted to physics problem solving. Considerable attention is paid to problem solving and the development of problem analysis skills.

PHYS 1024  General Physics I

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This is the first semester of a one-year course designed for students in Engineering Technology. The course covers the physics of motion. The topics covered include: conversion of units and dimensional analysis, vectors, linear and rotational kinematics, Newton's Laws of Motion and the application of these laws to problems, equilibrium, friction, work and energy, power, momentum, circular motion and the dynamics of rotational momentum. The course includes laboratory work covering some of these topics.

PHYS 1044  College Physics I

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This is the first semester of a two semester sequence, which is appropriate for a Liberal Arts or technical student who plans to complete a four year degree. The course describes the fundamental laws of natural environment and provides the student with an appreciation of how physics impacts nature and society. Problem solving is stressed. The course studies motion, force, energy, collision, rotational motion, heat, and fluids. This course includes a laboratory each week covering the topics listed for this course.

PHYS 1064  Physics for Engr & Science I

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is the first of a sequence of three semesters intended to cover elementary classical physics for those students who are planning to transfer into a four-year program in engineering, mathematics, or one of the natural sciences. The topics covered include: measurements, vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collision, equilibrium or rigid bodies, and gravitation. This course includes a lab each week covering the topics listed for this course.

PHYS 2023  General Physics II

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is a continuation of PHYS 1024. Topics covered include: wave motion, sound, electrostatics, current, electricity, electric circuits, magnetic effects, light and illumination, reflection, refraction, mirrors, thin lenses, dispersion, interference, and diffraction. Laboratory work is also included covering most of these topics.

PHYS 2044  College Physics II

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is a continuation of PHYS 1044. It is appropriate for a Liberal Arts or technical student who plans to complete a four-year degree. The topics covered include: simple harmonic motion, waves, light, electricity and magnetism. Problem solving is stressed. The course includes a lab each week covering the topics listed for this course.

PHYS 2064  Physics for Engr & Sci II

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is a continuation of PHYS 1064. Topics include: wave motion, simple harmonic motion, electricity, and circuit analysis. The course includes a lab each week covering the topics listed for this course.

PHYS 8013  Modern Physics

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This is a one-semester course designed primarily for BT/BS students, but can be taken by any students who meet the pre-requisites. This course is designed to provide students with information about the discoveries made, ideas and concepts advanced, and the knowledge gained in physics during the past hundred years. Topics include: relativity, corpuscular nature, matter waves, atomic physics, quantum mechanics, quantum theory or hydrogen, many-electron atoms, molecular structure, statistical mechanics, and properties of solids. Lecture/Laboratory. This course includes lab work covering the topics listed for this course.