Course Descriptions

PHY 101

Introduction to Physics

A survey of physics emphasizing applications of modern life. 4 credits, (3 periods of lecture and 3 periods of lab)

Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MAT091, or MAT092, or MAT093, or equivalent.
Corequisites: None

PHY 111

General Physics I

Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter. 4 credits, (3 periods of lecture and 3 periods of lab

Prerequisites: MAT182, or MAT187, or one year high school Trgonometry with a grade of "C" or better, or departmental approval.
Corequisites: None
Course Note: PHY111 is recommended for pre-professionals and suggested for certain other majors.

PHY 112

General Physics II

Includes electricity, electromagnetism, and modern physics. 4 credits, (3 periods of lecture and 3 periods of lab)

Prerequisites: PHY105 or PHY111
Corequisites: None

PHY 121

University Physics I

Mechanics Kinematics, Newton's laws, work, energy, momentum, conservation laws, dynamics of particles, solids, fluids, mechanical waves, and sound. 4 credits, (3 periods of lecture and 3 periods of lab)

Prerequisites: MAT220, or MAT221, or departmental approval. One year of high school physics or PHY111 and PHY112 suggested but not required.
Corequisites: None

PHY 131

University Physics II

Electricity and Magnetism Electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields in vacuum and in materials, and induction. AC circuits, displacement current, and electromagnetic waves. 4 credits, (3 periods of lecture and 3 periods of lab)

Prerequisites: MAT230, or MAT231, or departmental approval, and PHY112.
Corequisites: MAT241 or departmental approval.

PHY 282A

Volunteerism for Physical Science

Service-learning field experience within human services organizations, government offices, publis schools, or hospitals. May be repeated for a total of six(6)  PHY282 credit hours; may not repeat specific agency assignment for more than three(3) credit hours. Standard grading available according to procedures outlined in catalog. 1 credit, (1 period)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Corequisites:None

PHS 110

Fundamentals of Physical Science

Survey of the principles of physics and chemistry. 4 credits, (3 periods of lecture and 3 periods of lab)

Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, or MAT093, or equivalent, or satisfactory score on Math placement exam.
Corequisites: None